Update on playgrounds, outdoor exercise areas and skate parks

 16 September 2021


The State Government has announced from 11.59pm on Friday 17 September, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment will reopen in metropolitan Melbourne.  

Playgrounds are also open 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. Council is putting QR codes up at all playgrounds.

We ask the community to respect this directive from the State Government, comply with playground rules and not attempt to use closed equipment or facilities at this time. The restrictions are designed to keep the Monash community safe and we all must do what we can to curb the spread of the virus.

There are now six reasons to leave home. You can only leave home to:

  • Shop for necessary goods and services (within 10kms of your home)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons (including getting a COVID-19 test)
  • Authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
  • Socialise or exercise (with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household). Up to five people may gather from two households to socialise or exercise if everyone over age of 18 have had two vaccination doses
  • Receive a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

The curfew from 9pm-5am still applies. More info: New Freedoms When 70 Per Cent First Dose Target Reached

Reporting COVID-19 breaches

 Council staff are not authorised to investigate or enforce breaches of COVID-19 restrictions.

Any concerns should be raised directly with Victoria Police on 131 444 or report online.

If you notice any damage to these Council facilities or missing signage, please contact Council on 9518 3555.

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