Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced a statewide lockdown from 1pm on Saturday 21 August which extended the rules that applied to Melbourne – except for the evening curfews – across the entire state.
The lockdown is currently scheduled until 11.59pm Thursday 2 September, and the curfew applies to Melbourne from 9pm to 5am every day.
When can I leave my house?
In Victoria, you cannot leave your home unless it is for one of five approved reasons – similar to previous lockdowns.
The reasons are: shopping for essentials; authorised work, if you cannot work from home, or education; exercise for up to two hours; caregiving, compassionate and medical reasons; and to get vaccinated.
Essential workers who can’t work from home will need to get a permit to go to work from 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August.
Can I go out at night?
A curfew has been reintroduced, meaning people in greater…