Lockdown restrictions extended until more people get vaccinated

 01 September 2021

Aquatics coronavirus update

Update 16 September: The Victorian Government announced some easing of restrictions in-line with 70% of eligible Victorians having had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Find out more: Some restrictions easing

Update 1 September: The State Government has extended almost all lockdown restrictions until 70% of Victorians have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose - estimated to be around 23 September 2021. 

The curfew that started at 11.59pm on 16 August remains in place, from 9pm until 5am every night.

From 11.59pm on Thursday 2 September, playgrounds will reopen for children aged under 12, with one parent/carer. The parent/carer cannot remove their mask to eat or drink while there, and a QR code check-in will be required.

Exercise equipment, skate parks and basketball hoops remain closed.

Authorised workers need to have a permit to allow them to leave their home for work.

All Council customer service will continue online or by phone with buildings including the Monash Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre continuing to be closed to the public.

Our immunisation, MCH and click and collect library services continue, as does in-home support for our elderly clients. 

The Waste Transfer Station is open only to trades personnel from 7.30am-3pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).

The Annual Hard Waste Collection and regular kerbside bin collections will continue.

Today's announcement is that there are only five reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for food and supplies 
  • authorised work and study
  • care and caregiving
  • exercise (for up to two hours)
  • getting vaccinated

People can exercise and shop for essential items only within a 5km radius.

For more information and the list of restrictions: Media Release Lockdown extended

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