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Latest restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced that Victoria's lockdown will be extended until 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July.

These restrictions mean there are only five reasons to leave home:

  • Essential shopping
  • Care giving/compassionate reasons
  • Essential work or permitted education
  • Exercise for two hours per day (with one other person)
  • To receive a COVID-19 vaccination (if eligible).

Additional restrictions are:

  • Stay within 5km of home other than permitted work or for shopping that is required outside this distance.
  • Masks must be worn everywhere - inside and outside - whenever you leave home.

Council is following the Victorian Government guidance, meaning many of our facilities will remain closed while the current restrictions are in place.

The majority of our services will continue, in particular Maternal & Child Health, Immunisation, Meals on Wheels, Occasional Care and Family Day Care, local laws and school crossing supervisors.

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

Read more about the latest update on restrictions on the DHHS website

Testing and exposure sites

Please visit the DHHS website to view the latest exposure sites 

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

Exposure sites in Maroondah

Suburb Site Exposure period Notes Date added Health advice
Ringwood North

Ritchies Supermarkets IGA Ringwood North

204 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood North VIC 3134

16/07/2021 9:30am - 10:30am Case attended venue 19/07/2021 11:25am

Tier 1 - Anyone who has visited this location during these times must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from the exposure.

 Ringwood Ringwood Mazda 14/07/2021 4.20pm - 5.05pm  Case attended  19/07/2021 10.34pm  Tier 2 - Get urgently tested and isolate until you have a negative result.


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 DHHS 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.


Aquanation carpark - drive through testing site (stay in vehicle)
Entrance via Reilly Street, Ringwood
7 days a week - 8am to 8pm


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


4Cyte Pathology - Walk-through and drive-through
259 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood
No appointment needed
Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am 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 DHHS website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

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 the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398
    • visit the DHHS website
  • 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 and Human Services 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:


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.


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