Melbourne's long lockdown to end on Tuesday night By Noel Towell, Paul Sakkal and Sean Tarek Goodwin October 26, 2020 — 7.59pm Save … Earlier today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that stage 4 lockdown will stay in place for another two weeks after the initial date of Sunday 13 September, until at least Monday 28 September. One of the key things that won’t change is working from home. To date, we’ve left the ins and the outs of how this will work to Victorians and their employers. Today Premier Daniel Andrews has made a statement regarding pubs, cafes, and restaurants. This is due to the great effort Victorians have gone to recently in staying safe and staying home when possible. Single parents with dependents (including young children) who cannot be left alone will be allowed to include the dependents in the bubble. Six people are recovering in hospital, 70 people have recovered completely, and more than 22,900 Victorians have been tested to date. First Lockdown Second Lockdown Start date End date Length (days) Start Date End Date Length (days) Level Albania 2020-03-13 [6] 2020-06-01 [7] 80 National Algeria Algiers 2020-03-23 [8] 2020-05-14 [9] 52 City Blida Argentina These numbers are not an invitation for us to simply remove all the rules. Provided case numbers stay low, these are the changes expected to take place next Sunday: Regional Victoria received better news, with further restrictions easing from Wednesday 1 November, including the reopening of gyms and fitness studios. The state government declared a “State of Disaster”, allowing it to expand restrictions on people’s movements. 'Beyond a joke': Victoria erupts as end-of-lockdown hopes dashed 25 Oct, 2020 05:42 AM Quick Read • Restaurants, cafes and bars will reopen with … Unfortunately this week we've seen a spike in cases around Melbourne. Importantly, pubs in Melbourne will be allowed to have 50 seated patrons in the venue. These include: Regional Victoria will see some changes take effect on 11:59pm, Sunday 13 September. Victoria has extended its state of emergency for another four weeks as authorities combat the coronavirus. And we know that if just half the people who normally use public transport start driving to work, we will see our freeways and other major roads grind to a halt. Regional Victoria, meanwhile, has been elevated to a Stage 3 lockdown, with its own set of travel restrictions. Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown rules changed slightly overnight. Victoria road to recovery: Follow live updates here, First Step from 11.59pm, 13 September 2020 in metro Melbourne, •             Curfew eased to 9 pm to 5 am, •             Exercise increased to two hours per day, •             Single "social bubbles", •             Public outdoor gatherings of two people or a household for up to two hours, •             Playgrounds reopen. "That closure will be enforced on the NSW side, so as not to be a drain on resources that are very much focused on fighting the virus right now across our state.”. With states to ultimately determine what happens after that. You can exercise with one other person or members of your household, Public gatherings of up to 50 will be allowed, Gatherings at home will be extended to 20 people, Hospitality will reopen for seated service, All retail will reopen with heightened safety restrictions, Contact sports will return with a phased approach, Gatherings, museums and other entertainment venues will reopen with some restrictions in place, Grades 3 to 10 will return to school, subject to public health advice, Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies, post offices, and everyone involved in frontline response will continue to operate, Industries, where onsite operations will have to cease for the next six weeks, include retail, some manufacturing, and administration. Victoria declares state of disaster as Melbourne goes into stage 4 lockdown with an 8pm curfew Adrian Esterman - August 2, 2020 5 MIN READ Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to “stage 4” restrictions from 6pm Sunday, as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. After more than 100 days in lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced the following changes to the restrictions and rules that Victorians have had to live by. From 1 June – cafes, restaurants and pubs will be able to reopen their doors to serve meals to up to 20 customers at a time per enclosed space. 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Victorians will be allowed to hike, play footy, play golf, among other activities. “I think we are going to engage with all parties in the Victorian Parliament quite soon to talk about those changes and hopefully we can both have a very important agreement about how and when the Parliament sits and then we can have an orderly process to make those necessary changes,” Andrews stated. Premier Daniel Andrews has reported this morning that Victoria's State Of Disaster could be in place for 12 months. The changes come into effect at 11:59pm tonight. Melbourne residents will see the city's Stage 4 lockdown extended by at least another two weeks under the government's roadmap to reopening the state. From 22 June – this could increase to up to 50 patrons. Now, as we begin to settle into a new normal, our message is “stay safe”. That’s why we also need to delay an increase to gathering limits in businesses and community facilities. Adrianna Zappavigna news.com.au August 15, … Alexis Carey carey_alexis news.com.au October 26, … For employees, that means an obligation to keep working from home. Last Tuesday, Premier Daniel Andrews suggested that easing of restrictions could be brought forward to today, but with several outbreaks in Melbourne's north, Andrews today announced that restrictions could stay as they are until the originally planned date11:59pm on Sunday 1 November. Restaurants and cafes will only be able to offer take away once again, this will impact many venues as some will once again have to close. The announcement includes the re-opening of public spaces such as outdoor gyms, skateparks and playgrounds, along with swimming pools and some campgrounds. “The whole way through this pandemic, our advice to Victoria… With four hard and fast rules to adhere to, Victorians have done a great job in helping curb the spread of coronavirus and flatten the curve. Exceptions include seeking care, or working, From midnight Wednesday 5 August, the rest of Victoria will move back to stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions, For work or education when you can't do so at home, 3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, and West Footscray, 3021: Alban Vale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans, 3032: Ascot Vale, High Point City, Maribyrnong, Travancore, 3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens, 3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West, 3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo, Outdoor gyms, playgrounds and skateparks will re-open from Tuesday 26 May, Outdoor gatherings being permitted with up to 10 people, Indoor gatherings at home are permitted, with 5 visitors able to visit the normal residents of a household, The ability to leave the house for exercise will be expanded to include outdoor recreational activities. October 19 likely won’t bring sweeping changes to Melbourne’s strict lockdown restrictions, as the city’s 14-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases slightly increased (by 0.6) to 9.9. •             Public gatherings increase to up to five people from two households outdoors, •             Schools: staged return for Prep to Year 2, VCE/VCAL and specialist schools in Term Four, •             Childcare reopens, •             More workplaces open, •             Outdoor pools reopen, personal training for up to two people per trainer, •             Outdoor religious gatherings of up to 5 people plus 1 faith leader. For work or school, for care or caregiving, for daily exercise, for food and other essentials. Mr … AS Melbourne moved to an extraordinary 8pm to 5am daily curfew and Stage 4 restrictions, and Victoria declared a “state of disaster”, Scott Morrison took to social media with a message for the embattled residents. Victoria’s state of emergency declaration has been extended three days to Sunday, September 13, in line with the end of the six-week lockdown. The restrictions will now remain in place until at least midnight on May 11. The continuing low numbers of community transmission and the high rates of testing give us confidence that cafes, restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses can begin planning for a phased re-opening from the beginning of June. Last Step – from 23 November 2020 if no new cases for 14 days state-wide. "Hot spot" suburbs will revert to stage 3 lockdown as per an announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews today. The Victoria/NSW border will close as of 11:59pm Tuesday 7 July. For the time being, however, it’s still recommended that those who are able to work from home continue to do so. The stages states and territories will take can be seen in the plan below, each state and territory taking the next step as they see fit. Third Step from 26 October 2020 subject to public health advice and if daily average is less than five new cases (state-wide) and less than five cases from unknown sources over the previous 14 days (state-wide total). From 11:59pm Wednesday 1 July the following suburbs will revert to the four reasons to leave your home as indicated in the initial stage 3 lockdown: “There will only be four reasons that you are permitted to leave your house and only if you really have to,”. As we’ve said from the start, our actions will always be guided by evidence. Andrews also announced that we should be able to take the next step (lifting of 5km radius etc) from 19 October. As we’ve seen across the world, this virus has the ability to turn a few cases into hundreds in a matter of days. These include the reopening of some retail, public gatherings of up to five people and childcare returning. To date, China is the only country that has taken hold of the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in its population, with lockdown restrictions now being lifted and life … "But I don't want to speculate too much. Further details will come this week on the resumption of school. Further restrictions will ease in Victoria from Monday 22 June. Source: AAP The State of Emergency has been extended to the same time, and regional Victoria's stage three lockdown will also end then. The Australian city of Melbourne will exit lockdown from Wednesday after recording no new Covid-19 cases for the first time since June. Stages will be reviewed every three weeks. These activities can occur in groups of up to 10 people outside, but the requirements on physical distancing remain, For weddings 10 guests are allowed, plus the couple and the celebrant, For funerals, 20 people will be allowed at an indoor ceremony and 30 people at an outside ceremony. From midnight on Monday, Stage Three restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 will start in Victoria. Businesses that were set to open on Monday like gyms, cinemas, theatres and TABs can do so—but again, only with a maximum of 20. "Whilst I welcome the overall pathway, I also welcome the commentary from the Prime Minister that what is done and when ... is fundamentally a matter for state and territories. Third Step – when regional Victoria reaches less than 5 cases on average over 14 days and zero cases with unknown source over 14 days. At this point, there is no firm date as to when restrictions might start to be rolled back. Ski season and accommodation facilities with communal spaces will also open, but with increased screening and safeguards in place." Victoria is a month out from the end of its stage 4 lockdown but with a consistent drop in daily cases the strategy appears to be working — so what else does the Government need to … Property News: How to transform your home without renovating - domain.com.au. The Victorian lockdown has not just become drastically harsher – it is now due to run through until September 13, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. The State of Emergency has been extended to the same time, and regional Victoria's stage three lockdown will also end then. Outside the home, families and friends can meet in groups up to ten. Melbourne will go back to stage 3 restrictions for a period of six weeks from midnight Wednesday 8 July. Most Melburnians have spent the last month or more mostly in isolation. Stage four lockdown is due to end at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 13. Further information can be found at vic.gov.au. said Premier Andrews. "After smashing through our goal of 50,000 tests in the last week, the results of this data has given us the confidence we need to plan to slowly start lifting some more restrictions. Find out more on Victorian's metropolitan and regional roadmaps here. From Monday 13 November, 25% of staff can return to the office. The below outlines further clarifications around specific businesses: With supermarkets and grocery stores remaining open, there is no need for panic buying. The four reasons to leave your home apply once again: School holidays will continue for a further 5 days with the start of term 3 being pushed back. The decision was made jointly by Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read the full release from Premier Daniel Andrews here. The state capital, Melbourne, went into lockdown … However, working from home is still a must in Victoria where possible. After nine days without any cases or deaths, Daniel Andrews has announced significant changes to restrictions, taking metropolitan Melbourne to stage 3. Outdoor under 18 years contact and non-contact sport resumes, Last Step from 23 November 2020 subject to public health advice and if no new cases for previous 14 days, •             Public gatherings of up to 50 people outdoors, •             Visitors at home – up to 20 visitors at a time, •             Retail - all open, •             Hospitality – indoor group limit of 20 people for seated service, cap of 50 patrons, •             Real estate – open with safety measures, •             Sport – open subject to safety measures, contact sport resumes for all ages, •             Weddings, funerals – maximum of 50 people, •             Religion – public worship resumes subject to density quotas. Outdoor activities will also be permitted, no more than 10 people will be allowed to gather outdoors. Right now, we can’t have the usual number of people on our trains, trams and buses—it just isn’t safe. And for employers, an obligation to support them in doing so. Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a press conference on Friday 8 May to discuss the expected three-stage plan to get back to a normal economy by July. Schools will not be going back just yet. But going forward—and in light of new evidence indicating increased activity—the obligation for employers to keep their staff working from home will now be included in the Chief Health Officer’s directions. Due to the high rate of community transmission, Premier Daniel Andrews has brought in new rules for Victorians to abide by. And you'll be able to order beers without having a meal as well. Victoria’s premier has apologised for having to extend tough lockdown conditions in Melbourne for six more weeks as Australia’s second largest city works to … Your web browser is no longer supported. If you’re currently working from home—you must keep working from home. And from Sunday 13 December, 30 people will be allowed in the home, just in time for Christmas. They are the acceptable reasons to leave, but only if you need to.” Andrews said. Elimination vs 'tight suppression' as Victoria exits lockdown By Dana McCauley and Katina Curtis September 2, 2020 — 5.06pm Save Log in, … More details will be released later on Monday. COVID Normal – starts when no new cases occur for 28 days plus no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories. To improve your experience, will remain under stage four lockdown for at least a further two weeks, But Mr Andrews also presented two separate 'four-step' roadmaps to recovery to '. Further announcements have been made on top of the stage 4 restrictions made public on Sunday 2 August. All while remaining 1.5 metres apart. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos today announced that a new dashboard will be released today that will show virus hot spots, allowing Melburnians to keep track of any outbreaks in their local council area. The Premier has declared a State Of Disaster in Victoria from 6pm tonight. The curfew will be from 8pm until 5am every night. There are, however, some changes to restrictions taking place from Sunday 13 September: A roadmap to a COVID-normal has also been released, with several checkpoints announced for the remainder of the year. For more information see our privacy and information policy, Households can host a total of 30 guests per day, Outdoor gatherings will increase to 100 people, Capacity limits at venues will be removed indoors and outdoors, A density requirement of one person per two square metres will instead be in place, Dancefloors are back with one person per four square metres (50 maximum), Weddings and funerals will have no cap, and will follow the above density requirements, Masks will only be required in places like supermarkets, shopping centres, department stores and indoor markets, Households can have up to 15 visitors in their home, Up to 10 people can book a holiday rental together, Up to 50 people can gather in a public place, The capacity at gyms will increase to 100 people, Indoor pools can have up to 50 swimmers at any one time, Up to 500 people can gather at outdoor sporting venues, Hospitality venues can host up to 100 guests indoors, Hospitality venues can host up to 200 guests outdoors, The capacity at cinemas, galleries and museums will increase to 150 people per space, Outdoor religious ceremonies will increase to a capacity of 500. 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