is being issued for Victoria, replacing the
Advice message from Sunday, 19 September, 2021.
From 11.59pm on Sunday, 19 September 2021, the City of Greater
Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire entered lockdown, with restrictions the same as
those in the City of Ballarat and Metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew.
Residents in Metropolitan Melbourne, the City of Ballarat, the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire can only leave home for one of
the six following
for necessary goods and services
or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a
- Authorised work
(with a permit) or permitted education
- Outdoor exercise for up to four hours per day, inclusive of time spent outdoors socialising
- Outdoor social interaction for up to four hours per day, inclusive of time spent exercising
- To get a COVID-19 vaccination (provided the distance
travelled, and the time taken is no more than is absolutely necessary).
A stay-at-home curfew is in place for Metropolitan
Melbourne. Between 9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home (or the home
of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for limited reasons,
and medical purposes
and support of a child or someone with special needs
- In an
emergency or to escape harm.
The curfew does not apply to Regional Victoria.
Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors for everyone aged 12 years and above,
whenever you leave home, unless an exception applies.
Testing for COVID-19
- Symptoms of
COVID-19 include: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness
of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell or taste. If you have
symptoms, get tested as soon as possible.
- Stay at home
until you receive your test result.
who tests positive to COVID-19, as well as close contacts, must isolate for 14
days. Stay home. Don't go
to work, school or shopping.
This message was issued by Department of Health
The next update is
expected by 27/09/2021 09:00 am or as the situation changes.
The following services can
help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency:
- To access this
information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450
(freecall) and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19)
coronavirus (COVID-19) resources are available on the Coronavirus website.
- If you are
deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment
contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask
them to call the coronavirus hotline.