NEW COVID-19 restrictions have been imposed across Melbourne in response to virus cases uncovered in the northern suburbs.
From 6pm on 25 May, private gatherings in homes are limited to five visitors per day, and public gatherings will be limited to 30 people. Face masks must be worn indoors by anyone 12 years and older, including at work and school.
Schools and workplaces are expected to remain open, and current density limits for hospitality and events remain.
The restrictions are touted to end on 4 June.
Four cases of coronavirus were reported on 25 May in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. There are exposure sites in Epping, Brunswick, Maribyrnong, and Reservoir.
An additional ten cases were reported on 26 May.
Acting Premier James Merlino said “these additional measures are about keeping Victorians safe while our coronavirus detectives work to track down any additional cases and stamp out the spread of this deadly virus.”
“If you’re eligible to get vaccinated, don’t wait. Make an appointment or walk up to a vaccination site today. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your family,” he said.
Victorian health minister Martin Foley said “these cases are an important reminder that until the majority of Australians have been vaccinated, and as we move into winter, we cannot let any complacency creep in, and we need to keep up our COVIDSafe behaviours.”
For a full list of exposure sites visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites.
To see if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine visit health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker