Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions re-instated for 30 suburbs in Victoria

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Due to some parts of Victoria experiencing significant community transmission of COVID-19 in recent weeks, the Premier announced yesterday that Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions will again be enacted for identified hot-spot suburbs in the north and west of metropolitan Melbourne.  These restrictions will be in place until at least 29 July.

From 11.59pm tonight, the postcodes listed below will only be able to leave their homes for the following reasons –

  • shopping for food and supplies
  • care and caregiving
  • exercise, and
  • study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

Postcodes affected

3012 - Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021 - Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032 - Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038 - Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3042 - Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046 - Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047- Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055 - Brunswick south, Brunswick west, Moonee vale, Moreland west

3060 - Fawkner

3064 - Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

 

Veterinary clinics are classified as an essential service and pet owners in these suburbs are permitted to seek veterinary care for their pets (care and caregiving).  If you do not live in these suburbs but need to travel to these suburbs for work, this is also permitted.

Close personal contact has been the source of the spread so veterinarians and veterinary staff working within these postcodes are encouraged to maintain or reinstate strict restrictions to limit all risks to staff.  We also remind veterinarians that telemedicine may be an option for consideration.  Guidelines for telemedicine for Victorian veterinarians can be accessed below.  Please ensure you are familiar with these guidelines before initiating telemedicine consultations.  Additionally, resources to provide workplace guidance can be found at the AVA’s COVID-19 Info Hub.

We understand how frustrating and disappointing this must be for those that will be affected by these restrictions and we encourage anyone that needs support, to seek assistance from the AVA Counselling Service.

Susan Chandler
Senior Advocacy Officer 

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