Melbourne curfews lifted as the State moves towards normality

Posted on : Sunday, 27 September 2020

The Andrews Government has announced that the Metropolitan Melbourne will move to the Second Step of its roadmap, with key changes being applied from midnight on Sunday, 27 September, 2020. 


The changes stem from a reduction in new cases on a 14-day rolling average of 23.6 - less than the target of 30-50 case average originally planned. 


This means the following for residents of the southern city:  


  • the 9pm - 5am curfew will cease at 5 am on 28 September, 2020; 


  • higher on the spot fines have been introduced for breaches relating to visitoers to your home or outdoor gatherings; 


  • there are still only four reasons to leave home (and staying within 5km of your residence) - shopping for food and necessary goods and services; providing care or seeking medical treatment; ourdoor exercise or recreation; or permitted work or education; 


  • childcare, schools, and tertiary education will start returning to class; 



  • some retail and hospitality services are opening up; 


  • more outdoor exercise and recreation will be permitted, including with a personal trainer (golf and tennis are still banned); 


  • some restrictions are still in place for religious ceremonies; 


  • entertainment and travel within Victoria are still not permitted; and 


  • the State's borders with NSW and SA are still restricted.   



 The Third Step will be implemented when the 14-day rolling average falls below five new cases per day.   

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