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    2020-10-08 00:00:00 +1100

    Permitted workers travelling to regional Victoria from metropolitan Melbourne must adhere to the restrictions from metropolitan Melbourne, they take them with them.

    For example, a permitted worker travelling to regional Victoria can order take away or delivery from a restaurant or a café but cannot sit down and have a meal.

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    Mask changes for Victoria

    2020-10-08 00:00:00 +1100

    From Monday October 12th all Victorians will need to wear a fitted mask that covers the nose and mouth when leaving home unless you have a lawful exception. Children under 12 do not need to wear face coverings and children under two years old must not wear face coverings. Face covings such as shields, scarfs and bandanas will no longer be lawful. Mask can be commercial products, or you can make your own.

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    $5,000 Grants

    2020-10-08 00:00:00 +1100

    Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package

    The Victorian Government is investing $58 million to help businesses create safe outdoor dining spaces under the Victorian How we work Roadmaps.

    Businesses such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, clubs and takeaway food venues may be able to apply.

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    Returning to School

    2020-10-02 00:00:00 +1000

    Students are going back to school from next week and we are sure that most of you are excited. Kids are looking forward to catching up with friends. Teachers and support staff are looking forward to seeing kids again. Parents and carers will be pleased that kids can return to face to face learning.

    LivMate will be there to help keep everyone safe with its contactless check in system.

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    Curfew Ends

    2020-09-28 00:00:00 +1000

    From 5:00am on Monday September 28th the curfew that has been in place in Melbourne since early August will end following advice from Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

    A new fine of almost $5,000 has been put in place for unlawful indoor or outdoor gatherings.

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    A tale of two 'normal' weekends

    2020-09-21 00:00:00 +1000

    (with apologies to Charles Dickens)

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison

    Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities

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    COVID Safe Plans

    2020-09-17 00:00:00 +1000

    Jill Hennessy Attorney-General, Minister for Workplace Safety and COVID-19 recently joined the Victorian premier Daniel Andrews at the daily COVID-19 update press conference.

    Jill Hennessy spoke about what WorkSafe Victoria had been doing under the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

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    Regional Victoria to Move to Third Step

    2020-09-16 00:00:00 +1000

    Last week the Victorian government released the roadmaps for metropolitan and regional Victoria.

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has now announced that “regional Victoria has reached the necessary “trigger point” in our roadmap.” Regional Victoria has “reached a 14-day average of 3.6 and with no mystery cases”. This means that from 11:59pm September 15th, regional communities will progress to the Third Step of the roadmap.

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    Regional Victoria on Track

    2020-09-15 00:00:00 +1000

    Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced that the average number of COVID-19 cases in regional Victoria is low and are well on track.

    Daniel Andrews indicated that if the number of COVID-19 continued to stay low that regional Victoria could well move two steps in the roadmap announced earlier instead of one as was originally planned.

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    Roadmap to certainty

    2020-09-14 00:00:00 +1000

    Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced the roadmap for Victoria to come out of the second wave of COVID-19.

    Daniel Andrews made it clear that the thousands of scenarios run through computer modelling carried out indicate that the level of COVID-19 in the community is too high to risk opening up everything at the moment.

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    Colour Code The pathway out of restrictions for Victoria

    2020-09-04 00:00:00 +1000

    The Victorian government is developing a roadmap to ease the current restrictions and open the economy.

    We are all looking forward to going back to doing some of the things that we have missed during the Stage Four restrictions in Melbourne and the Stage Three restrictions in regional Victoria.

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    Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions

    2020-08-03 00:00:00 +1000

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    With the “second wave” of COVID-19 Victorians in Melbourne metropolitan area and the Mitchell Shire have been asked to stay at home and help slow and stop the spread.

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    Masks/Face Coverings for all of Victoria

    2020-07-27 00:00:00 +1000

    From Monday August 2nd all Victorians will need to wear a face covering when leaving home unless you have a lawful exception. Children under 12 do not need to wear face coverings and children under two years old must not wear face coverings. Face covings can be a shield, scarf, bandana commercial mask or you can make your own.

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    LivMate goes live

    2020-07-23 00:00:00 +1000

    Livmate has gone live and is available for venues to register.

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