The Victorian Government has today announced a 7-day lockdown starting 8:00pm tonight.

From 8pm tonight there will be only 5 reasons to leave our homes:

  • Food and supplies,
  • Authorised work or education if you can’t do it from home,
  • Care and caregiving,
  • Exercising for up to two hours, and
  • Getting vaccinated at the nearest possible location.

According to the Premier’s media release:

“Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of your home or the nearest location.

Face masks will remain mandatory indoors (not at home) and outdoors unless an exception applies – this includes all workplaces and secondary schools.

Private gatherings are not permitted except for an intimate partner or nominated person visits. Public gatherings are not permitted. Exercise is limited to two people.

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.”

You can read the Premier’s media release here.

If you have any concerns with your employer’s response to today’s announcement by the Victorian Government, please contact your ASU organiser or ASU Member Contact Centre |

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