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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria, replacing the Advice message from Sunday, 19 September, 2021.         

COVIDSafe Settings can be found on the Coronavirus website.

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 reasons:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test
  • 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, including:

  • Authorised work 
  • Health and medical purposes care 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:     
Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors for everyone aged 12 years and above, whenever you leave home, unless an exception applies.
Keep yourself and others safe: 
  • If you are unwell, get tested and stay at home. 
  • Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask outside the home, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. 
  • Visit: How to stay safe and well.
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.  
Anyone 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.

COVID-19 vaccination 
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.

Stay informed:
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)  hotline. 
  • Translated 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.