Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced from 6 pm this evening metropolitan Melbourne will move into stage 4 restrictions.

Regional Victoria is being moved into Stage 3 restrictions from midnight on Wednesday.

With a new curfew to be implemented across metropolitan Melbourne from 8:00 pm to 5 am each and every day.

The Premier said, “Police will be out in force and you will be stopped and you will be asked and need to demonstrate that you are lawfully out and you are not breaching that curfew”.

“Going to a mate’s place, visiting friends, being out and about for no good reason, all that will do is spread this virus.”

The restrictions will include:

  • Only 1 person from each home to go shopping at a time, within 5km radius of your own home
  • 1 hour of exercise per day, no more than 2 people out at once – no further than 5km from your own home
  • No one to leave their house between 8:00 pm to 5am each day
  • Only reasons other than the above to leave the home is to “give care or get care”

Anyone caught breaching these restrictions will incur a $1622 fine.

The Premier said “These changes will be in place for at least the next six weeks until Sunday 13 September. As always, we’ll keep reviewing and realigning the restrictions in line with the advice of our health experts – and if we can change things earlier, we will”.

Read the Premier’s full media release here. For further information visit the Departments of Health website.

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