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New restrictions for regional Victoria and mandatory face coverings for all of Victoria – Nepalese Voice

(Information as extracted from the website of the Victorian Government)

The Victorian Government has announced a number of changes in regional Victoria.

From 11:59pm on Thursday 30 July, you will no longer be able to have visitors at home, or visit other people’s homes if you live in the following local government areas:

Greater GeelongSurf CoastMooraboolGolden PlainsColac OtwayBorough of QueenscliffeYou may still continue to visit your partner, and exemptions continue to apply for care and caregiving reasons.  If you live in one of these areas, these restrictions will travel with you.

Face coverings mandatory for all of Victoria

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August, face coverings will also be mandatory for all of Victoria.

The same lawful exemptions that currently apply in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, will apply across Victoria. These include if you have a medical condition or other condition that impairs your ability to wear a face covering, doing strenuous exercise or if you are unable to do your job while wearing a face covering.

Wearing a face covering protects you and your community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19).

People who do not wear face coverings and do not have a lawful excuse can be fined $200.

As in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, masks will be made available to schools and vulnerable people living in regional Victoria.

Children who are under the age of 12 years old do not need to wear a face covering. Children who are two years or younger must not wear face coverings as they are a choking and suffocation risk.

Guidelines will be developed about how wearing a face covering applies in different settings in regional Victoria.

The new changes are in additon to the earlier imposed restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

The Victorian Government has announced that metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. 

This decision was made in response to a significant increase in community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these areas.

This includes:

Banyule Hume  Moreland  Bayside  Kingston  Mornington Peninsula BoroondaraKnox Nillumbik  Brimbank Manningham  Port Phillip  CardiniaMaribyrnong  Stonnington  CaseyMaroondah Whitehorse  DarebinMelbourne  Whittlesea Frankston Melton  Wyndham  Glen Eira  Monash Yarra  Greater Dandenong Moonee Valley  Yarra Ranges Hobsons Bay Mitchell ShireThe post New restrictions for regional Victoria and mandatory face coverings for all of Victoria appeared first on Nepalese Voice.

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