The Premier, Dan Andrews today revealed the Government’s Roadmap to winding back our current lockdown.  Here’s how the staggered approach will be implemented in Metro Melbourne:

CURRENT FROM 11.59pm 13 SEPTEMBER 2020:

Key points

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Stay within 5km of your home except for permitted reasons such as work or education if these can not be done at home
  • Exercise or recreation: 2 people or a household can meet outdoors for two hours maximum
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18)
  • Childcare and school are closed except for children of permitted workers
  • Shopping for essentials, 1 person per household, once a day
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only

When will Metro Melbourne move to the Second Step?

Metro Melbourne can move to the second step after 28 September AND when we reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14 day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

CURRENT AFTER 28 SEPTEMBER AND:

  • we reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14 day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the Second Step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these can not be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap)
  • Childcare is open to all children
  • Schools will see Prep to Grade 2, VCE/VCAL (Y10 – 12) and specialist schools return in Term 4.
  • Outdoor exercise with a personal trainer allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only

When will Metro Melbourne move to the Third Step?

Subject to public health advice, the third step can start after 26 October when:

  • daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 state-wide
  • there are less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total)

CURRENT AFTER 26 OCTOBER AND:

  • Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 (state-wide) AND
  • Less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total)

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the second step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools will see a potential staged return for onsite learning for Grade 3 to Year 10 subject to public health advice
  • Hospitality open for predominately outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)

When will Metro Melbourne move to the Last Step?

Subject to public health advice, the Last Step can start after 23 November when: there are no new cases for 14 days (state-wide).

CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND:WHEN: There are no new cases for 14 days. 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the second step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: up to 50 people outdoors
  • Visitors in the home: up to 20 visitors at a time
  • Schools will see a potential staged return for onsite learning for Grade 3 to Year 10 subject to public health advice.
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open with safety measures
  • Phased return of organised contact sports resume for all ages. Limitations for spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions

When will Metro Melbourne move to COVID Normal?

Subject to public health advice, when there are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories

CURRENT WHEN: There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on community sports or spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping

This may not have been what we expected, or what we want, but all we can hope for is that by supporting each other we will all come through this and can look forward to better times.

For full details of the Roadmap to recovery together with industry specific details go to https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps