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Current Covid-19 restrictions

Information last updated: 5 August 2021, 4:58pm

Victoria will enter a state-wide lockdown for seven days from 8:00pm tonight, Thursday 5 August.

There are only 5 reasons you can leave your home:

  • Getting the food and supplies you need - 1 person per day per household. Shop within 5km of your home or the nearest location.
  • Authorised work - If you are able to work from home, you must work from home
  • Caregiving and Compassionate reasons - Maintain 1.5m social distancing guidelines and masks must be warn.
  • Exercise - Up to 2 hours with 1 other person within 5km of your home
  • Getting vaccinated or tested at nearest possible location

Other restrictions include:

  • You must wear a mask at all times indoors (except inside your home) and outdoors unless you have an exemption
  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria QR code app, no matter how long you spend at that location
  • Childcare and Early Childhood Care will remain open. Schools will close, with primary and secondary school students returning to remote learning – except for vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers who can learn on site.
  • Household visits are not allowed. Public gatherings are not allowed.

For a full list of restrictions


Download the Table of Restrictions (PDF 135Kb) 

For a full list of testing and vaccination sites


If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.

If you are distressed or need someone to talk to you can call

These restrictions may be subject to further changes

Our priority is the health and safety of our community and staff, and with this in mind we continue to make decisions that may impact the way we deliver our services, events and programs.

To see how council services are impacted check our Council service changes page. 

Visit Coronavirus Victoria for more information

For translations of the current restrictions, visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) web page on translated resources