The Victorian Government has today announced further restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus.

This announcement is for a 7 day lockdown starting 11:59pm Thursday 27th May 2021.

From midnight tonight there will be only 5 reasons to leave our homes:

  • Food and supplies,
  • Authorised work,
  • Care and caregiving,
  • Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person, and
  • Getting vaccinated.

“Exercise and shopping will be limited to five kilometres from home. If there’s no shops in your 5km radius, you can travel to the ones closest to you. Shopping is also limited to one person per day, per household.

Face masks will also need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

Private and public gatherings will not be permitted, although visiting your intimate partner continues to be okay. Single person bubbles will also be allowed.

Childcare and kinder will remain open, but schools will need to close other than for the children of authorised workers and vulnerable kids.

Shops like supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away only. Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues will all close. Non-essential retail may only open for click and collect.”

Full details on the restrictions is available here.

To make sure you have up to date information on the impact of these new restrictions on different industries we will post updates on Facebook.  You can find our Facebook page here.

We urge you to abide by all restrictions and to get vaccinated if you are eligible.

If you have any concerns with your employer’s response to today’s announcement by the Victorian Government please contact your ASU organiser or:
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