New restrictions to apply in Geelong

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today that new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions will come into effect in Greater Geelong and other regional areas.

From tomorrow, residents will not be able to have any visitors to their home, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimise impacts on the community.

From midnight Sunday, face coverings will be mandatory across Victoria.

City employees who are required to leave their home for work will be provided with a face covering.

There have been no announced restrictions on visiting businesses and public venues such as restaurants and cafes, gyms and community facilities.

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Mayor Stephanie Asher

We support the Victorian Government’s decision to introduce these new restrictions in Greater Geelong. Protecting the health and safety of the community has to be the top priority. By limiting our contact with other people, we can help reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves, our families and the wider community.
I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that we all do the right thing and strictly follow these directions, to protect against further spread in our community. It’s obviously not ideal but I think everyone appreciates the need to contain the spread of the virus. And it is good news for our region that it’s a relatively moderate change, compared to Stage 3 restrictions.


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