What the new coronavirus restrictions mean for Melburnians

The Victorian government on Sunday announced the lockdown rules for step two that will apply in metropolitan Melbourne.

Premier Daniel Andrews spent the week suggesting there would be more easing of social rather than economic restrictions. So what are those new rules?

Below you'll find a building list of what we know about each of the levels, when they will apply and what they mean.

Previous announcements have shown there is often room for clarification and exceptions so please check back as this story will be updated to reflect new information.


From 11.59pm Sunday night:

  • No time limit on leaving home;
  • The 'four reasons' for leaving home remain in place;
  • The 5km limit on travel from home without an exemption is expanded to 25km;
  • Fitted face mask must be worn outside the home;
  • Outdoor gatherings would be allowed with up to 10 people from two households (children under 12 months of age not included).

From 11.59, November 1:

  • No restrictions leaving homes or distance on travel except for travel through a 'restricted area'.

Health and personal care

From 11.59pm Sunday night:

  • Hairdressing to reopen with strict rules on operation;
  • Indoor pools can open up for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional;
  • All allied health professionals already operating would be able to resume face-to-face care.


From 11.59pm Sunday night:

  • Skate parks reopen;
  • Golf reopens without access to clubrooms;
  • Outdoor pools can host 30 swimmers;
  • Tennis reopens without access to clubrooms.

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