Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Health Minister Greg Hunt and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described the announcement as "crushing" for Victorians in a joint statement on Sunday, warning that it would lead to further job losses and negatively impact many people's mental health. Stage Four restrictions in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire and Stage Three restrictions elsewhere in the state are currently scheduled to expire on September 13, after six weeks of enforcement. “The time for discretion, the time for accepting some of this bad behaviour is over,” Andrews said. Source: Getty. Coronavirus Victoria: premier Daniel Andrews and chief health officer Brett Sutton say tougher stage 4 Covid-19 lockdown restrictions will be considered if needed, but there is … The Premier revealed he has been unable to see his mother since December last year, but shared his hopes the roadmap would mean Victorians could have "something approaching a normal Christmas". The extension will include some minor changes. Under the new stage 4 restrictions, only one person in each household can do shopping once a day. Regional Victoria is currently under Stage 3 restrictions. It's one day at a time," Mr Andrews said. These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction. Stage four lockdown is due to end at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 13. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask while on your flight. Find out what you can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19, including resources for mental health and family violence support. From 11:59pm on Sunday, 6 December 2020 Victoria moves to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions. End date Length (days) Start date End date Length (days) Start date End date Length (days) Level Albania: 2020-03-13: 2020-06 ... transitioning from Stage 3 to Stage 4. VCE exam dates will not change, and Year 12 students will still receive their ATAR results by the end of the year. Find out about the current restrictions in place. In this stage, Melbourne residents will be allowed to leave their home for any reason and there will be no restrictions on distance. Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday apologised to Victorians for the "difficult" announcement but was adamant that he had no choice but to extend the harsh restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. "I think we need to see what happens to the numbers. As Victoria recorded its worst-ever rate of positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, speculation began to circulate over when Premier Daniel Andrews will call in the next round of restrictions. (ABC News: Simon Winter)Second step. Sweeping new restrictions, including a night-time curfew, have been imposed across Melbourne under stage four restrictions and regional Victoria will move to stage three restrictions from Thursday. Check your state’s restrictions on gathering limits. As of 4 September, Victoria had a fortnightly average of 115 new cases. On Sunday, the Premier was asked by reporters if this was still the plan. 'Keeping Stage 4 restrictions until case numbers are low enough to safely reopen will enable all Victorians to get back to COVID-normal, faster,' the modelling said. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested. I live very close to metro Melbourne, which is in stage four. "You've got dozens and dozens of [regional] areas that have had no coronavirus cases whatsoever, why are they still in Stage 3 lockdown? Updates will be provided … Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the new restrictions in a last-ditch bid to bring the rampant spread of […] Stage four restrictions ended in New Zealand at the end of April. "Pretending it's over because we want it to be, that is not something I will do," he said as he announced the government's five-step roadmap to 'COVID normal'. The GAT will be moved from the end of Term 3 to the start of Term 4. "What the data tells us, what the scientists tell us, and, frankly, it’s common sense, if we do this too fast, if we run to open up we won't be open for long," he said. 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Victorian opposition leader Michael O'Brien also criticised the plan on Sunday, calling for greater certainty for business owners, school students, and regional Victoria. Official government modelling, obtained exclusively by the Herald Sun, is predicting a return to stage 2 coronavirus restrictions by December. In summary, these are some of the key restrictions for level 4: A curfew will be in effect from 20h00 to 05h00 each day; Wearing of cloth masks will be mandatory when moving out of residence; Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the state's roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown. Melbourne curfew changes under new Stage 4 restrictions from September 14. "But it wasn't enough." Stage four lockdown is due to end at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 13. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) (Getty) As part of a State of Disaster today announced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Stage 4 restrictions would come into effect in metropolitan Melbourne from 6pm and a curfew has been implemented … A second wave of Covid-19 is hitting Europe hard – and the UK is no exception. The state on Sunday announced 671 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. Stage-four restrictions are set to last for at least six weeks. Sunday 13 September is the end date – fingers crossed – if the state's coronavirus numbers go down. "If we open up too fast then we have a very high likelihood that we are not really opening up at all, we're just beginning a third wave.". News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus. The seven new deaths takes Australia's death toll to 209. However, statewide cases overall have declined over the past month and Democratic Gov. Under the roadmap, which differs for Melbourne and regional Victoria, further restrictions will be lifted in Melbourne on 28 September if the average daily case rate there drops to between 30 and 50 cases over a 14-day period, Mr Andrews said. COVID-19 restrictions Map of COVID-19 case trends, restrictions and mobility. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a state of disaster and an 8pm-5am curfew for Melbourne for the next six weeks. During the curfew, people in Melbourne can only leave their house for work, and essential health, care or safety reasons. The restrictions will run for six weeks until September 13 where they will be reevaluated. Police officers also have the power to issue $1000 on-the-spot fines. However from next Sunday, when the lockdown was initially scheduled to end, the curfew will start an hour later from 9pm, limits on exercise will be doubled to two hours per day, people who live alone will be able to create a "social bubble" with another person, and public outdoor gatherings of two people or a household will be allowed for up to two hours. Find out what you can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19, including resources for mental health and family violence support. Premier Daniel Andrews could not be drawn on what would happen on September 13 when stage 4 restrictions were due to end. The state government declared a “State of Disaster”, allowing it to expand restrictions on people’s movements. From 11:59pm 18 December 2020 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in an airport terminal. Stage 4 restrictions will apply to all people within the Melbourne metropolitan area, and regional Victoria will move to the Stage 3 restrictions. Another seven people have died – three women in their 70s, two women in their 80s, one man in his 90s, and one woman in her 90s – with coronavirus. "It depends on how hard we all work right now to get to that point. An 8pm-5am curfew for metropolitan Melbourne (unless you are going to or from work or to get or give care); A ban on travelling more than 5km from home for shopping or recreation; Allowing only one person per household to shop once a day; Limiting daily exercise to one hour, no more than 5km from home and in groups of no more than two; Bans on weddings from midnight on Wednesday. Published: 06/09/2020Updated: 6 September 2020 11:02 AM. Image New figures suggest Melbourne is on track to see an easing of stage 4 restrictions by the end of the year, with authorities optimistic that conditions will ease in time for the holidays. Indoor visits are prohibited, but individual exceptions for an essential support person or end-of-life care are permitted. How to stay safe and well. For Melburnians, this includes public gatherings being increased to a maximum of five people from two households, a staggered return of some students to in-class learning, reopening of childcare, and a number of industries being able to return to work. The VTIC called on the government to maintain JobKeeper at $1,500 per fortnight beyond the September expiry date and reinstate business support grants. Melbourne's stage four lockdown would be extended by a fortnight before restrictions are eased more significantly on September 28 according to the leaked document, which Premier Daniel Andrews stresses he has never seen and is out of date. He said he was 'cautiously optimistic' that restrictions will ease mid-September. Catch up on SBS On Demand. Melbourne has been under harsh Stage 4 restrictions since 2 August, with residents unable to leave the house between 8pm and 5am, only able to exercise for one hour a day, and barred from travelling more than five kilometres from their home. Stage four was originally meant to end on 13 September. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The Coronavirus hotline is available to Victorians who may suspect they have the virus and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Although the Stage 4 restrictions have been lifted, PUA has reinstated Stage 2 Watering Restrictions. Under Stage 4 all those living in Melbourne can still move house if it had already been planned. Updates will be provided as they are announced by the Victorian government. Earlier today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that stage 4 lockdown will stay in place for another two weeks after the initial date of Sunday 13 September, until at least Monday 28 September. "The best thing right now is to … Exercise can be undertaken once a day for one hour, and no more than two people can exercise together. More permanent travel agency closures appear inevitable after the Victorian government ordered all non-essential retailers to shut their doors from Thursday for six weeks as part of its onerous Stage 4 Restrictions. It was May 26, 2020, not May 25. As of Sunday, there were 1,872 active coronavirus cases in Victoria. When do new stage three restrictions come in? There are, however, some changes to restrictions taking place from Sunday 13 September: Two people or a household can meet for up to two hours of exercise. From 11:59pm on Sunday, 6 December 2020 Victoria moves to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions. What are the steps and what are the rules? The city can move into the third step of the roadmap, which would see the curfew currently in place lifted, from 26 October - but only if the 14-day average daily case number is reduced to five, and fewer than five cases with an unknown source are recorded in the state over a fortnight. It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask while on your flight. The GAT will be moved from the end of Term 3 to the start of Term 4. Lockdown 2.0 has taken a new turn in Melbourne, with a curfew and locals told to stay within five kilometres of their homes. Anti-lockdown protests. Here's everything we know about how restrictions will ease in Australia's epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. Outside of metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria will move to the second step of the roadmap from 14 September and likely progress through the stages more quickly, Mr Andrews said. COVIDSafe Summer – restrictions apply from 11:59pm Sunday 6 December 2020. Remember to keep triple zero (000) for emergencies only. Stage 4 restrictions were initially due to end on September 13. “From 6pm tonight, Melbourne will also move to Stage 4 restrictions with stronger rules to limit the movement of people – and limit the spread of this virus across our city. Ask Amazon Alexa for the latest SBS News or listen to SBS Radio. Before the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions, people could visit a property one-on-one with an agent. Melburnians are to stay at home from 8pm to 5am every day unless they are seeking or giving care or working. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested. Second Step. While the state prepares to enter stage … Now that Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown has been in place for two weeks, experts have modelled where the state will be at the end of six weeks and when restrictions can be lifted. Victoria's Stage Four lockdown spells bad news for businesses. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. The state on Sunday announced 671 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. 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