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Metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire back to stage 3 restrictions!

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Jul 8, 2020
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Source: premier.vic.gov.au

Yesterday, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announced the reinstating of Stage 3 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. This will start from tonight, Wednesday 8 July at 11:59pm.

Stage 3 restrictions will be in place for the next 6 weeks and there are once again only 4 reasons to leave your home:

  • Shopping for food & essential items
  • Care & Caregiving
  • Daily exercise 
  • Work & study- if you can’t do it at home

The ‘Stay at home’ direction will apply to everyones principal place of residence, which means no holidays homes. There are only 3 reasons to cross the border of the metropolitan areas which is shopping for food & essential items, care & caregiving & work and study if you can’t do it from home. This means that unless you’re a local there are no fishing trips at Lakes entrance or walks in the Grampians. 

Businesses in metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire will also go back to stage 3 restrictions which means restaurants and cafes will return back to takeaway & delivery services only. Beauty services, entertainment & cultural venues will close and all community sports will stop. 

At this point, Daniel Andrews can confirm that Year 11 and 12 students in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will go back to school for Term 3 as planned. He will give more of an update on this in the coming days.

Those who live in regional Victoria, where the cases are quite low, will remain in current restrictions for now.

List of restricted LGA’s below:

  • Banyule
  • Hume
  • Moreland
  • Bayside
  • Kingston
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Boroondara
  • Knox
  • Nillumbik
  • Brimbank
  • Manningham
  • Port Phillip
  • Cardinia
  • Maribyrnong
  • Stonnington
  • Casey
  • Maroondah
  • Whitehorse
  • Darebin
  • Melbourne
  • Whittlesea
  • Frankston
  • Melton
  • Wyndham
  • Glen Eira
  • Monash
  • Yarra
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Moonee Valley
  • Yarra Ranges
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Mitchell Shire

If you’d like to read Daniel Andrew’s full statement from 7 July. Click here.