The Melbourne metropolis, including the city of Yarra, will remain stranded to respond to recent cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community and the current vaccination rate.
With the extension, metropolitan Melbourne will remain stranded until 70% of Victorians have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This is estimated to be around Thursday, September 23.
Read the Prime Minister’s announcement here.
From 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, the outdoor play areas are open to children under 12 accompanied by a parent or an accompanying person. The parent or accompanying person cannot remove their mask to eat or drink while watching their children playing. QR code registration will be required for users of play equipment.
There are still only five reasons to leave home:
- Food and supplies.
- Authorized work (a permit will be required)
- Care and care.
- Exercise, for up to two hours and with just one other person, plus dependents if they can’t stay home. This includes the people in your household.
- To get vaccinated.
The following restrictions will remain in place:
- Wear a mask when you leave your home, inside and out.
- The curfew is still in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. There are very few reasons why someone can leave their home during these times.
- Stay within 5 km of your home.
- Practice social distancing wherever needed.
- Work from home if you can with the required permits for licensed workers. Apply for your permit here.
- Private and public gatherings will not be permitted.
- There should be no visitors to your home except intimate partners and single bubbles
You can find a list of restrictions and essential workers on the Victorian government website.
Impacts on our services
All customer service centers and Yarra council facilities will remain closed. These include:
- Collingwood Town Hall
- Richmond Town Hall
- Connie Benn Center
- Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library
- Yarra Libraries and,
- Yarra Recreation Centers
Essential services, including waste collection and recycling, will continue as normal.
Day care centers and kindergartens will remain closed for pupils, with the exception of children of authorized workers, vulnerable children and children with special needs.
Keep an eye on our service changes page for ongoing updates.
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