Welcome to step two: your rundown on the new lockdown rules

Welcome to step two: your rundown on the new lockdown rules

The Victorian government on Sunday announced the lockdown rules for step two that will apply until at least mid October.

Premier Daniel Andrews spent a week hinting that there would be tweaks to the earlier version of his road map. And there certainly are. So what are those new rules?

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an easing of some lockdown rules from tonight.Credit:Darrian Traynor

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.

Second Step

Timing: Starts at 11.59, Sunday, September 28

  • Curfew scrapped (from 5am, Monday, September 28);
  • Allowed to leave home for the existing four reasons and 5km limits still apply;
  • Outside exercise allowed for up to two hours within 5km of home or permitted workplace, and you can drive to a spot to exercise;
  • Up to five people from two households can meet in a public outdoor space for social interaction (babies under 12 months are not included in the limit);
  • Up to one nominated visitor for people living alone or who are single parents with children under 18;
  • Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, and face shields on their own will no longer be allowed. There will be a one-week grace period before fines are issued;
  • Professional respite care for people with complex needs allowed;
  • Childcare and early education to re-open, no permits required;
  • In-home child minding will be allowed for all children;
  • Return to on-site learning for all primary school students and VCE/VCAL and specialist schools from October 12 (second week of term two);
  • Work from home unless you are in a permitted industry: more workplaces to be permitted in following stages as per separate 'industry road maps';
  • Hospitality businesses will be open only for take-away and delivery (no change);
  • Only essential retail businesses will be open while others will be restricted to click and collect (no change);
  • Real estate inspections allowed, but only with one agent and one prospective buyer (a. Auctions will remain online only;
  • Outdoor pools re-open, personal training for up to two people per trainer; and
  • Outdoor religious gatherings of up to five people plus one faith leader.

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