Victoria Covid lockdown restrictions: latest update to Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained

Daniel Andrews has announced ビクトリア will go back into a week-long lockdown from 8pm on Thursday 5 8月.

On Thursday afternoon, Andrews said: “All the same reasons and rules we are well accustomed to”.

We’re updating this article as more details become available, but here’s what we know so far. You can also find the latest information on our live blog.

You cannot leave your home unless it is for one of five approved reasons – similar to previous lockdowns.

The reasons are: shopping; authorised work or education; exercise; caregiving, compassionate and medical reasons; and to get vaccinated.

The lockdown will last at least seven days, meaning it is due to lift 8pm Thursday 12 8月.

“I hope not to extend that but will be guided by not what is politically convenient or popular but what the science tells us…I don’t want to be foreshadowing or giving people false hope that on Monday I’m gonna be standing here saying it’s all fine and we will open up again," 彼は言った.

番号, visitors to homes are not allowed, other than an intimate partner.

No visitors are allowed at aged care facilities except for limited reasons. There will be no visitors to hospitals allowed except for end of life, if you’re a partner during the birth of your child, or a parent accompanying a child.

Getting vaccinated is one of the reasons people who are eligible to receive the jab can leave home. The Victorian government has expanded the eligibility to include those aged between 40-49 for state-operated vaccination sites. People in this category can now call the hotline on 1800 675 398 to book an appointment.