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Second step on roadmap

Second step on roadmap

Restrictions begin to ease

Regional Victoria moves from Stage Three restrictions to the Second Step of the roadmap at 11.59pm tonight (Sunday 13 Sep).

In brief:
▫️ Social bubbles begin, allowing those living alone or single parents to have one other person in their home.
▫️ Up to five people able to gather together in outdoor public places from a maximum of two households.
▫️ Outdoor pools and playgrounds in regional Victoria will also be able to open.
▫️ Religious services can be conducted outside with a maximum of five people, plus a faith leader.

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Detailed information is available here:

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Some of the key points are:

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).
Visitors to the home: "Single person bubble" 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18).
Childcare is open to all children.
Schools return to onsite learning with safety measures from Term 4.
Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed.
Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only.
Retail: open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open.

If all continues to improve regional Victorians could move to the Third Step in a matter of days.

Detailed information is available here:

COVIDSafe principles
▫️Wear a mask or face covering
▫️Don't go to work if you feel sick or unwell
▫️Physical distancing (1.5 metres)
▫️Cough and sneeze into tissue or elbow
▫️Good hand hygiene
▫️Outdoor activities

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