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Victoria’s new restrictions: All the changes you need to know

People visiting an intimate partner or the other person in their “singles bubble” can also travel further than five kilometres.

In Greater Melbourne there is a curfew in place from 9pm to 5am with people only allowed to leave home for authorised work or in case of emergency. The curfew does not apply in regional Victoria.

Childcare

A permit system will be introduced so only essential workers will have access to childcare. This change will apply across the state.

Masks

Masks are required indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies. An advisory has been issued recommending the use of masks for younger, primary school-age children, but it is not mandatory.

Under current rules, anyone aged 12 years and over must wear a fitted face mask whenever they leave their home both indoors and outdoors.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said that it was now recommended that younger children in primary school wear them as well.

Drinking alcoholic beverages cannot be used as an excuse to remove masks.

Home visits banned

There are no private gatherings allowed except for intimate partners or those in “single bubbles”, and that now applies across the entire state.

Authorised workers and permits

Workforce permits will be required for authorised workers to travel to work from Monday night at 11.59pm, to give industry time to adjust.

Workforce limits will apply to construction sites from 1pm today, however, authorities said they will be working with the industry to make sure sites are closed or reduced safely.

Commercial cleaners can only be used at non-residential premises for cleaning services that cannot be deferred.

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