Staying Apart - Regional Victoria Will Move To Stage 3 Restrictions

Regional Victoria Will Move To Stage 3 Restrictions

Source: Victorian Government.

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions.

This means you must stay home except for the following four reasons:

  • For food and essential supplies
  • For study or work
  • For care and healthcare
  • And for exercise or outdoor recreation

When outside your home, you must wear a face covering.

No visitors are allowed at your home, and you are only allowed to gather with one person from outside your household in public.

Regional Business

Businesses in regional Victoria will also return to Stage 3 restrictions.

That means restaurants and cafes can only offer delivery and takeaway. Beauty and personal services will need to close. Entertainment and cultural venues will need to close. Community sport will need to stop.

This we’ll be tough for these businesses and their workers – and we’ll have more to say very shortly about extra support to help get you through.

Face coverings will continue to be compulsory – ensuring that if we do have to be out, it’s in the safest way possible.

Schools returning to remote learning

All schools around Victoria will move to remote learning this week. Schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of permitted workers.

Kinders and early childhood centres in metropolitan Melbourne will only be open for vulnerable children and children whose parents are permitted workers.

Specialist schools, kinders and childcare will remain open in regional areas.

We all need to play our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can help protect ourselves, our families and our communities from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Additional Information

Media Release – Statement On Changes To Regional Restrictions

Victorian Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions Victoria

Business Victoria – Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support