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Latest restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced changes to restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59pm, Thursday 21 October, 2021.

Summary of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home, and there is no stay-at-home curfew, but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • There are no limits on the distance you can travel within metropolitan Melbourne.
    • Travel into regional Victoria is still restricted to limited reasons including shopping for essential items, care and other compassionate reasons, authorised work, and permitted study.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors for people aged 12 and over, except if a lawful exception applies.
    • In addition, face masks are required for students in Year 3 to Year 6 when indoors at school, unless a lawful exception applies.
  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria App, no matter how long you spend at that location.
  • You will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated to enter some venues. To make things easier, get your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and link it to the Service Victoria App. People with valid medical exceptions issued by an authorised medical practitioner and children aged under 16 are excepted.
  • You can only enter regional Victoria to get a COVID-19 vaccination if it is in a Local Government Area next to where you live.

Social gatherings

  • Up to 10 people can visit your home per day (including dependants). We strongly recommend that people visiting your home who are aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated.
  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 15 people. We strongly recommend that the people aged 12 and over who you are gathering with are fully vaccinated.
    • A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Sport and recreation

  • Outdoor community sport is open for training only (no competition and no spectators), with the minimum number of people required for the training.
  • Outdoor physical recreation and sporting facilities are open for 50 people with density limits if everyone present is fully vaccinated. Indoor physical recreation is closed.
  • Outdoor swimming pools, spas and springs can open with density limits and cap of 50 people if everyone present is fully vaccinated. These facilities are closed indoors (with exceptions for hydrotherapy for essential medical care).
  • Change rooms are closed for use, but toilets are open.
  • Outdoor playgrounds are open.

Entertainment, dining and hospitality

  • Food and drink facilities such as cafes and restaurants can open for seated service if everyone present (workers and patrons) is fully vaccinated.
  • Outdoor entertainment venues and amusement parks are open with density limits and a cap of 50 people if everyone present is fully vaccinated
    • Indoor entertainment venues (e.g. cinemas) are closed.
  • Community facilities (e.g. libraries) can open with density limits and a cap of 50 people if everyone present – workers and patrons - is fully vaccinated.

Council services and facilities

For current information on Council venues and facilities please see Changes to Council’s services and facilities

Council services that continue to run include Maternal & Child Health, Immunisation, Meals on Wheels, Occasional Care and Family Day Care, local laws and school crossing supervisors. 

Read more about the latest update on restrictions on the Department of Health website

Testing and exposure sites

Please visit the Department of Health website to view the latest exposure sites

Anyone who has visited these exposure sites during the specified times must:

Testing

For more information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website.

Local testing sites in Maroondah

To find a testing site, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or see the DH website for the full listPlease check opening hours.

  • Tests are free, and there are support payments available to help workers stay home if they need to isolate.
  • At drive-through sites you will be tested from your vehicle. Mobile drive-through sites do not provide walk-in tests.

Ringwood

EACH - Ringwood Respiratory Clinic
46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood
Ph: 1300 219 449 
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4pm

Ringwood

4Cyte Pathology - Walk-through and drive-through
259 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood
No appointment needed
Monday to Friday - 7am to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to 5pm
Sunday - 8am to 5pm

For drive-ins, passengers must remain in the vehicle at all times.
For walk ins, mask must be worn at all times and social distancing rules followed.

See a map and opening times for all testing sites on the DH website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The Victorian Government is encouraging everyone who is eligible for a COVID vaccine to get vaccinated.  For more information on eligibility criteria and to book a vaccination visit the Victorian Government website.

See the latest information about a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keep up to date

Make sure you are following the recommend guidelines during COVID-19. For information on current recommendations and restrictions see:

Social distancing and self-isolation

Feeling unwell?

If you begin to feel unwell, have a fever or a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or respiratory illness you should get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at many places across Victoria. To access testing:

  • find a testing site near you:
  • Call-to-test: The Call-to-Test service provides coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at home with a qualified health clinician, for people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons. Call the Victorian coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398  and select option 9 to find out if you are eligible for this service. See more about Call-to-test

Older people

See advice from the Department of Health to help older people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here's two videos from the Department of Health:

Government links

You can stay informed and learn more about the virus via the following official government channels:

Federal

The Federal Government has launched the COVIDSafe app, which helps identify people who have been exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus. The COVIDSafe app recognises other users of the app, noting the date, time, distance and duration of contact and the user's unique reference code.

State

07/04/2020
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