'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. 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. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. All Victorians must wear a face covering when they leave home, no matter where they live. 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. It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask while on your flight. Timing: The later of either September 28 or when Metro Melbourne reaches an average daily case rate of 30-50 cases over the previous 14 days. Victorian Stage Four restrictions are currently scheduled to end on September 14. 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. It's one day at a time," Mr Andrews said. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. VCE exam dates will not change, and Year 12 students will still receive their ATAR results by the end of the year. (ABC News: Simon Winter)Second step. COVID-19 restrictions Map of COVID-19 case trends, restrictions and mobility. Andrews said widespread adherence to Stage 3 restrictions would ... the need for Stage 4 and 5 lockdowns. However, statewide cases overall have declined over the past month and Democratic Gov. Indoor visits are prohibited, but individual exceptions for an essential support person or end-of-life care are permitted. Second Step. Mr Andrews announced the plan after a week of speculation, and as the state recorded 63 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths. Retail, hairdressing, and hospitality can also open. Partner visits will still be allowed outside of the five-kilometre home radius. 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. How to stay safe and well. A range of new rules will apply to those under Stage 4 restrictions, including: 1. 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. Source: AAP, Here's everything you need to know about the roadmap out of lockdown for Melbourne and regional Victoria, which differs for Melbourne and regional Victoria, 63 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths, NSW reports 10 new coronavirus cases as Sydney CBD cluster grows, 'Document of despair': Business leaders slam Victoria's roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown. Remember to keep triple zero (000) for emergencies only. The restrictions will run for six weeks until September 13 where they will be reevaluated. Melburnians are to stay at home from 8pm to 5am every day unless they are seeking or giving care or working. For the full list of everything that is open and closed, see the official Stage 4 industries list. Police have arrested a number of people at anti-lockdown rallies. When will stage four end? In this stage, Melbourne residents will be allowed to leave their home for any reason and there will be no restrictions on distance. From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, stage 3 stay at home restrictions will apply. 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. Meanwhile, the rest of the state moves to stage 3 restrictions. Here's everything we know about how restrictions will ease in Australia's epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. "You've got dozens and dozens of [regional] areas that have had no coronavirus cases whatsoever, why are they still in Stage 3 lockdown? Exercise can be undertaken once a day for one hour, and no more than two people can exercise together. Essential retail outlets, including food stores; Restaurants, bars, cafes and gyms to shut from midnight on Wednesday. These restrictions are also extended to the facilities in Proclamation 20-74, et seq. All school students across the state will learn from home with the exception of some “special schools” or due to parental work commitments. 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. Victoria’s rate of COVID-19 infections is falling fast, raising hopes that draconian stage 4 restrictions can be lifted earlier than the scheduled 13 September end date. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the state's roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown. For more questions answered by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, see the Stage 4 Q&A here. Published: 06/09/2020Updated: 6 September 2020 11:02 AM. Jared Polis announced he would move all Level Red counties to Level Orange, with reduced restrictions, beginning on Jan. 4, 2021. Mitchell Shire will also remain at Stage 3. The same rules will apply to Melbourne’s kinder and early childhood education services from Thursday. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restriction for the rest of Victoria as the state reported 671 new coronavirus cases.. Stage-four restrictions are set to last for at least six weeks. The VTIC called on the government to maintain JobKeeper at $1,500 per fortnight beyond the September expiry date and reinstate business support grants. Victorian Premier holds Facebook Q&A, answers niche Stage 4 questions, Christine Dacera's death: Everything we know so far, Victoria Police searching for man over assault of officers at Shrine of Remembrance, 'IMMEDIATE STEPS': Queensland on high alert over mutant COVID strain, The Vice President's plan that will INFURIATE Donald Trump. A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria as the state tightens COVID-19 restrictions and implements a nightly curfew in Melbourne. Anti-lockdown protests. "Of course the federal government would like to see restrictions in Victoria lifted as soon as it is safe to do so, but at the end of the day these are decisions solely for the Victorian government to determine," they said. Last update: Jan. 4, 2021. The state government has declared a “State of Disaster”, effective from 6pm Sunday, allowing it to expand restrictions on people’s movements. COVIDSafe Summer – restrictions apply from 11:59pm Sunday 6 December 2020. 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. 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. It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask while on your flight. The Coronavirus hotline is available to Victorians who may suspect they have the virus and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. 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"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'. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. Click here to view all up-to-date Phase IV Capacity Guidelines. Gatherings of 10 people will be permitted outdoors, and up to five visitors at homes. 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. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and health experts are in talks to lift stage four restrictions when virus cases fall to 25 or less a day, with mystery cases, the … "This is unnecessary, it shouldn't have come to this, because we shouldn't have had a second wave," he said. The state government declared a “State of Disaster”, allowing it to expand restrictions on people’s movements. From next Sunday, public outdoor gatherings of five people from two households will be allowed, single parents or people living alone will be able to nominate one designated at-home visitor, childcare can open, and students can return to in-class learning. 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. Level 1 to 5: Here's what the lockdown levels mean for you. When do Stage 4 restrictions end? 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 restrictions will run for six weeks until September 13 where they will be reevaluated. Official government modelling, obtained exclusively by the Herald Sun, is predicting a return to stage 2 coronavirus restrictions by December. Watch SBS World News live daily at 6:30pm on TV and on our app. The GAT will be moved from the end of Term 3 to the start of Term 4. On Sunday, the Premier was asked by reporters if this was still the plan. The state on Sunday announced 671 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. 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. The following industries or activities are closed indoors: An earlier version of this article misstated the date that restaurants, retail stores and other businesses were allowed to reopen in Puerto Rico. Stage four lockdown is due to end at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 13. As of November 25, official data shows there have been 1,557,007 confirmed cases … If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested. Find out about the current restrictions in place. "We will continue to support Victorians and the businesses that employ them as they deal with the impacts of the state's second wave.". Victoria's stage four restrictions will be extended for two weeks beyond the original end date of September 13 as Premier Daniel Andrews apologised for Victoria's situation. Modelling by the Universities of Melbourne and New England, commissioned by the Victorian government, found Melbourne would likely still have a 14-day average of around 60 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-September, which could result in a third wave if lockdowns were lifted too soon. “The time for discretion, the time for accepting some of this bad behaviour is over,” Andrews said. As of 4 September, Victoria had a fortnightly average of 115 new cases. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restriction for the rest of Victoria on August 2. What are the steps and what are the rules? 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