For all the details of current restrictions, please view the COVIDSafe settings for metropolitan Melbourne and the City of Ballarat.
The reasons you can leave home are:
- outdoor social interaction (with vaccinated members of one other household, plus dependents)
- shopping for food and supplies
- authorised work or permitted education
- care and caregiving
- exercise (for up to four hours)
- to get your coronavirus vaccine.
You can only travel within 10 kilometres of your home for shopping and exercise. This limit does not apply if you are giving or receiving care, getting a COVID-19 vaccination or visiting an intimate partner or your single social bubble buddy.
A curfew is in place from 9pm to 5am.
Childcare centres and kinders across Victoria remain closed - except to children whose parents are authorised workers and cannot be supervised at home. Vulnerable children can still attend. Visit Changes to Council services for more information.
Work permits will be required when travelling for work or higher education.
Face masks will also need to be worn inside and outdoors – except when eating or drinking non-alcoholic beverages, and in your own home.
Private gatherings are not permitted.
No in-person religious gatherings and ceremonies permitted. Online broadcast permitted with a maximum of the same five people each time.
Please use common sense and limit the number of people you see in person right now. It is safer to connect with friends and family using phone calls, social media and video calls.