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Victoria's 4th lockdown rules

Victoria's snap lockdown rules
Photo: Snapshot of Victoria's 4th lockdown rules
Victoria will begin a seven-day "circuit breaker" lockdown from just before midnight on Thursday to combat a 26-case coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.

VICTORIA'S SNAP LOCKDOWN RULES FROM 11.59PM MAY 27 TO 11.59PM JUNE 3

* Five reasons to leave home: food and supplies, authorised work, care, exercise (up to two hours a day with one person), to get vaccinated
* 5km travel radius from home for shopping and exercise
* Cannot relocate to another residence
* Face masks mandatory inside and outdoors, not at home
* Private and public gatherings banned
* Community sports cancelled
* Professional sports (e.g. AFL) to go ahead without crowds
* Intimate partner visits and single bubble allowed
* Schools return to remote learning for most students
* Pupil-free day on Friday for state schools to prepare
* Child care and kinder remain open
* Supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies remain open
* Cafes and restaurants takeaway only
* Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues closed
* Funerals limited to 10 guests
* Weddings banned except on compassionate and deportation grounds
* Hospital visitors limited to end of life, partner support during childbirth, accompanying a child
* Emergency dental allowed
* Elective surgery paused apart from the highest category
* Victorian border residents can go to work in NSW and SA, subject to approval from those states

COMPLIANCE

* On-the-spot fines of up to $1652 for adults and up to $9913 for businesses deliberately breaching public health orders
* $200 fines for mask breaches

VACCINES

* All Victorians over 40 eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Friday

EXPOSURE SITES

* More than 150 exposure sites across the state, including private sites (eg homes)
* Exposure sites available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

* International flights into Victoria continue

COURTS

* Courts to continue with jury trials already underway
* No new trials to begin until restrictions ease

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
* Hard border

QUEENSLAND
* Border closed from 1am on Friday
* Queensland residents may re-enter but must follow lockdown rules

TASMANIA
* Border closed, only essential travellers permitted

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
* Border closed with Greater Melbourne
* Road border checkpoints established

NSW
* No border closure
* Anyone entering NSW from Victoria after 4pm must follow lockdown rules
* Residents told not to go to Greater Melbourne or Bendigo

ACT
* Border closed to non-ACT residents leaving Victoria from 11.59pm on Thursday
* All arrivals after then must travel directly home and follow lockdown rules

NORTHERN TERRITORY
* Border closed to Greater Melbourne and Bendigo
* Anyone arriving from those areas must quarantine for 14 days

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