The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Every Victorian must play their part.

By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can protect the elderly, the at-risk, and our healthcare workers and each other.

There are five reasons that you can leave home:

  • shop for food and other necessary goods and services
  • access medical services or provide caregiving – for example, this includes shared parenting obligations or providing care and support to an unwell, disabled, elderly or pregnant friend or relative
  • attend work or education where you can’t do those things from home
  • exercise and participate in some recreational activities adhering to the rules
  • visit friends, family and loved ones while adhering to the rules

Some restrictions have been cautiously eased to allow people to look after their own, and others’ health, wellbeing and social connection. 

This includes:

  • Having family and friends visit you at home – with up to five visitors being allowed into your home.
  • Gatherings of people for the purposes of non-contact sport and recreation in public settings, such as National, State and public parks – with groups of up to ten being allowed to gather.
  • Small gatherings of up to 10 people at some indoor facilities such as places of worship and community centres – along with those required to run the facilities.  The four-square metre rule applies in these settings.

Even as restrictions are gradually eased, it’s critical that you continue to keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others and you practise good hygiene.  If you feel unwell, even if you have tested negative for coronavirus, it is vital you stay at home.

 

Stay home. Find out more at coronavirus.vic.gov.au (External link)

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated
hotline 1800 675 398 – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.