Daniel Andrews has announced today that new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions
will come into effect in Greater Geelong and other regional areas.
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.
midnight Sunday, face coverings will be mandatory across Victoria.
employees who are required to leave their home for work will be provided with a
have been no announced restrictions on visiting businesses and public venues
such as restaurants and cafes, gyms and community facilities.
about support available and how the City is responding to the evolving
coronavirus (COVID-19) situation can be viewed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/covid19
For further details on the
new restrictions, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
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.