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Australia Here's what changes in Melbourne's Stage 4 restrictions

11:15  02 august  2020
11:15  02 august  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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The metropolitan Melbourne area will enter Stage 4 coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to curtail the escalating coronavirus crisis.

a man wearing glasses: Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will enter Stage 4 restrictions in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) © Getty Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will enter Stage 4 restrictions in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

As part of a State of Disaster today announced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Stage 4 restrictions will come into effect in metropolitan Melbourne from 6pm and a curfew will also be implemented across from 8pm until 5am each day. This will last for six weeks.

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The third area of change for metropolitan Melbourne is under the state of disaster provisions from 8pm tonight, a curfew will be implemented. I have a new series of stage four restrictions to announce and I’ll do metro Melbourne first and go to the impacts for regional Victoria.

Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are currently under Stage 3 rules, and on Monday Mr On Saturday, Victoria' s health advice changed to encourage citizens in locked down areas to wear Last week, Professor Blakely wrote an opinion piece in Melbourne ' s Herald Sun, where he called for

Stay-at-home restrictions will mean residents won't be able to leave their homes and go further than a 5km radius, with the measure set to be heavily enforced by police and defence force members.


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Victoria announces stage 4 restrictions I have a new series of stage four restrictions to announce and I’ll do metro Melbourne first and go to the impacts for regional Victoria. This change has been made to bring WA’ s reporting closer into line with other Australian jurisdictions.

Here ' s what that could look like. Well, the Federal Government hasn't publicly issued a breakdown of what happens in each stage of restrictions . It does have an emergency response plan for the coronavirus that broadly outlines which bodies are responsible for issuing public health measures and

What changes under Stage 4 restrictions?

Under the measures announced by Mr Andrews, metropolitan Melbourne residents will be ordered to stay at home except for four reasons.

a screenshot of a social media post: Full list of all the changes coming to Melbourne. © Supplied Full list of all the changes coming to Melbourne. a screenshot of a social media post: Full list of all the changes coming to Melbourne. © Supplied Full list of all the changes coming to Melbourne.

Those reasons are shopping for necessary goods and services, medical care or compassionate reasons, exercise and work and education that can't be done from home.

Shopping will need to occur within the 5km radius and limited to one person per household per day.

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Exercise will also be limited to the 5km radius, in groups of no more than two and for no longer than an hour a day.

Having visitors in a private home will no longer be allowed and public gatherings are strictly limited to two people, including a member of your household.

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No change will occur to workplaces, with employees ordered to work from home.

a man riding on the back of a truck: Under the measures announced by Mr Andrews, metropolitan Melbourne residents will be ordered to stay at home except for four reasons. © Getty Under the measures announced by Mr Andrews, metropolitan Melbourne residents will be ordered to stay at home except for four reasons.

What about schools?

TAFE and university study will need to be done remotely and Victoria's schools will return to remote and flexible learning across all year levels.

Schools where senior students and people in specialist facilities will be able to attend on-site classes on Monday, followed by a pupil-free day on Tuesday and then need to learn from home by Wednesday.

On-site supervision will be offered but tightened and only available to students whose parents are permitted workers and vulnerable children who cannot learn from home.

From Thursday, those same rules will apply to Melbourne's kinder and early childhood education services, with the restrictions expected to stay in place for at least six weeks until September 13.

All Victorian school students will need to transition back to remote learning from home. © Today All Victorian school students will need to transition back to remote learning from home.

Changes to exercise and sport

Community, indoor and recreational sport will all end, while outdoor sport will only be allowed in groups of two for just an hour within the 5km radius.

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Just to clarify, the Stage 4 restrictions apply to metropolitan Melbourne . Regional Victoria is being moved into Stage 3 restrictions from midnight on Just to go back to the beginning before I go on to regional Victoria, I want to be clear, these changes , these changes are about making sure that we

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Recreational activities such as fishing, golf, boating, tennis, surfing and drive range shooting are no longer allowed.

Outdoor sporting facilities, pools, playcentres and playgrounds will all also be closed.

Parents going for a walk during their daily one-hour period will also be allowed to bring children with them.


Retail services to continue operating under restrictions

Apart from just one person from each household being allowed to shop for essential products once per day, no other changes are set to be made to retail and personal services.

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Police and defence force members will be given extra powers to enforce new curfews. © Getty Police and defence force members will be given extra powers to enforce new curfews.

That will mean restaurants and cafes will stay open for take away and delivery only. Pubs, bars, clubs and nightclubs will stay closed and bottle shops will only be open for takeaway services.

Food courts will also stay closed.

All beauty and personal care services will be shut, except for hairdressers, while saunas and bathhouses will also stay closed.

Auction houses will need to operate remotely, and individual auctions and property inspections will need to be done by appointment or remotely.

a group of people sitting at a crowded sidewalk: All of Melbourne's restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to stay open for take away and delivery. © Darrian Traynor/Getty Images All of Melbourne's restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to stay open for take away and delivery.

Market stalls can open for takeaway food and drink only and individual markets can open based on a limit of people allowed in the space but only if shoppers come for necessary goods and services.

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For supermarket shopping, Victorians will be allowed to visit their closest store if it is further away than the 5km radius.


How entertainment and ceremonies will change

Entertainment services will also see no change. Libraries and community venues will only open for public support services or funerals, galleries, museums and zoos will stay shut.

Outdoor amusement parks and arcades, indoor cinemas, drive-in cinemas, concert venues, theatres, auditoriums, arenas and stadiums, casinos, brothels and strip clubs will all stay closed.

a woman standing in the grass: Weddings will no longer be allowed to happen in Melbourne from 11.59 on August 5. © Getty Images/EyeEm Weddings will no longer be allowed to happen in Melbourne from 11.59 on August 5.

Premier Andrews confirmed today that religious ceremonies and private worship will now only be allowed via broadcast online or limited to five people, while weddings will no longer be allowed from 11.59 on August 5 and funerals will be limited to just 10 people.

Travel in a vehicle with a person outside of your household will not be allowed and travel within Victoria but outside of metropolitan Melbourne will only be allowed for the reasons of work, education and care or compassionate purposes.

All holiday accommodation and camping sites will be closed except for on-site residents, emergency accommodation or for work purposes.

Victorians will also be banned from visiting a second place of residence they may have, although there are exceptions for shared custody circumstances or to stay with an intimate partner who lives in another property.

You can get up-to-date information from the Federal Government's Coronavirus Australia app, available on the App Store, Google Play and the Government's WhatsApp channel.

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