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Vic Covid update

Peter Bourke

26 May 2021

The Victorian Premier has announced - Victoria will move to lockdown restrictions from 11:59pm tonight. These settings will remain in place until 11:59pm on 3 June.

This includes all metro and regional locations

During the lockdowns, there are five permitted reasons to leave the house;
- shopping for essential goods (limit within 5km of home)
- limit of one person shopping at a time
- care and caregiving
- exercise (limit 2hrs per day with on other person within 5km of home)
- authorised work
- receive vaccine

All general retail is closed -


Listed on the Table of restrictions, vehicle and mechanical repair services is considered an authorised service.
Bicycles are considered vehicles under Victorian legislation
It is the interpretation of the BIA that this, like the previous stage 4 Victorian metropolitan restrictions, allows Victorian bike shops to continue to provide bicycle repair but not general service to bicycles during the lockdown.

Listed on the table of restrictions -' click and collect' service is authorised, allowing bike shops to operate click and collect service - but not allow customers into their stores.
If you choose to continue to operate bicycle repair or click and collect, a stringent Covid safe plan must be in place.

All non essential staff not directly required to repair the bicycles or supply of click and collect goods must work from home.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor spaces outside your own house.
Full media release

Further details and timelines will be released in coming days.

If you require someone to talk to about any issues or need help to support someone else - please contact the Covid Mental health wellbeing support service on 1800 51 23 84

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