Summary of Second Step restrictions in Metro Melbourne!
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From 11:59pm 27 September, metropolitan Melbourne has moved to the second step of easing restrictions.
- The curfew is now lifted in metropolitan Melbourne from 5am on Monday 28 September.
- There will be higher on the spot fines for breaching rules about visitors to your home and outdoor gatherings.
- The four reasons that you can leave home remain, however some changes have been made to restrictions:
- shopping for food or other essential items
- exercise and outdoor social activity with members of your household or up to five people (including you, and from a maximum of two households) as long as you do not travel more than 5km. This must be in a public outdoor space, and does not apply to people’s backyards or outdoor spaces connected to a home.
- permitted work, and for the purposes of education. That includes taking children to school, childcare or outside school hours care service in which they are enrolled.
- caregiving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
- For secondary students, remote and flexible learning continues in the Second Step when term 4 resumes, except for Year 11-12.
- In Term 4, from 12 October, there will be a phased return for onsite learning for Prep to Grade 6, VCE (Y11-12 or those doing VCE or VCAL subjects) and special schools.
- Religious gatherings can also take place outdoors with five people plus a faith leader. You can only travel up to 5km from your home to attend a gathering and only for 2 hours.
- Private inspections for residential real estate can also resume with one client (dependants and a partner may also attend) and is limited to 15 minutes. Residents who are living in the home must not be there. The 5km rule does not apply when inspecting a house for rent or purchase. You can only leave your home for a maximum of two hours to attend the inspection and you cannot travel into regional Victoria.
For further details on the easing of restrictions go to dhhs.vic.gov.au