Melbourne in lockdown: What Stage 3 restrictions mean

Playgrounds and indoor play centres will be closed, community sport is off and entertainment venues will be closed as Melburnians head into 6 weeks of lockdown.

Stage 3 restrictions take effect tonight.

You cannot have visitors in your home, unless for the purpose of caregiving.

Here’s some clarity around what that means:

  • Restaurants and cafes can open to serve takeaway and home delivery only
  • Libraries and community venues will be closed
  • Indoor sports centres including gyms, training facilities and pools will be closed
  • Community sport training and competition is off
  • Galleries, museums, historic sites, zoos, outdoor amusement parks and arcades, play centres, indoor and drive-in cinemas, concert venues, theatres, auditoriums, arenas, stadiums, casinos and gaming venues will be closed.
  • Outdoor sport facilities will be closed, except for facilities where people can exercise with no more than one other person or members of your household while maintaining 1.5 metres distance
  • Holiday accommodation and camping facilities will be closed except for those who live there
  • You can visit the beach, but only for the purpose of exercise

As for schools – Year 11 and 12 students will head back to school.

More details here:

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By now, Melburnians know there’s only four reasons to leave home:

  • Shopping for food and supplies
  • Medical care and caregiving
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Study and work – if you can’t do it from home