COVID-19 UPDATE – MELBOURNE RESTRICTIONS EXTENDED TO REGIONAL VICTORIA
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Saturday 21st August that the current resrtictions in place for Melbourne Metro will extend to Regional Victoria from 1:00pm on 21st August.
Saturday’s announcement was expected by many after the cases reported in Shepparton and Bendigo, however some were taken by surprise with the short notice given. Restrictions were announced in the Press Conference at 11.45am, with restictions in regional Vic taking hold at 1:00pm that day.
These restrictions are required to stop the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, and reduce movement and the chance for more community transmission. This will hopefully allow the health teams to get on top of the cases already confirmed, and ensure those infected are isolating.
The only acception to the current Melbourne Metro restrictions is that there is no curfew for residents in Regional Victoria.
However, there is now only five (5) reasons to leave your home across the whole of Victoria:
To get food and supplies needed
To exercise for up to two (2) hours, no more than 5km from your home
To provide care or caregiving
Authorised work or education
To get vacinated at the nearest possible location
These restriction will remain in place until 11.59pm Thursday 2nd September.
What this means for Motorcycling Victoria events across the state in plain terms: No events are permitted at all!
There is now a new Table of Restrictions and it can be downloaded HERE
To download a copy of the Premiers full statement click HERE
The team at Motorcycling Victorio encourage everyone who is experiencing even mild or possible symptoms to get tested today!
In addition to this we encourage everyone to discuss their eligibility with a health care provider and consider getting the Covid Vaccine.
Please remember that there are resources available to all Australians and if you need to talk to some we encourage you to reach out:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
- Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
- Headspace on 1800 650 890