Covid-19

‘CAUTIOUS PAUSE’: Victorian Premier puts Melbourne reopening on hold amid Covid-19 outbreak in city’s north

- October 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

Expectations that Victoria would begin to ease lockdown restrictions in Melbourne earlier than the planned have been put on hold by Premier Daniel Andrews as the state deals with a minor Covid-19 outbreak in the city’s Northern metro area. Andrews labelled it a “cautious pause”, but offered some hope that an announcement on easing could be… Read more »

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Commonly asked questions about what you can and can’t do in Melbourne and Victoria right now

- October 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Monday, another fantastic result that suggests the coronavirus outbreak there is now being well controlled. Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday the state was “well placed this weekend to be able to make very significant announcements about a further step to opening”. Yesterday there were 3 new… Read more »

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Victoria is easing lockdown restrictions – amid hopes to open up more ahead of November 1

- October 18, 2020 5 MIN READ

Melburnians will be able to roam up to 25km from their home from midnight tonight, with outdoor real estate auctions returning, as well as tennis courts, golf courses and skateparks reopening under a softening of Victoria’s lockdown restrictions announced by Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday. The “third step” to reopen retail, hospitality, gyms, and personal… Read more »

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The ‘roadmap’ to lifting lockdown restrictions in Melbourne and regional Victoria by December

- September 6, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Sunday announced steps to slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. There are four steps before Victoria totally opens up – a goal Andrews refers to as “COVID-normal”. Melburnians will have to wait a bit longer than regional Victorians before an… Read more »

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CHRISTMAS PRESENCE: Victoria aims to relax lockdown restrictions slowly with a festive season goal of stage 1

- September 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of restrictions than last time around. While the government has provided a provisional time frame for the various steps, it is data, not dates, that will determine when restrictions are actually eased.… Read more »

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If you’re travelling to work in Melbourne from August 6, you’ll need a permit or face a massive fine

- August 5, 2020 3 MIN READ

Thousands of Victorian businesses shut down for six weeks from midnight tonight, with around 250,000 workers sent home. But if you’re planning to travel to work in Melbourne from Thursday, August 6, you must have a worker permit issued by your boss or cop swingeing fines under tough new stage 4 lockdown laws. The changes… Read more »

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THE LIST: What Victorian businesses must close or can stay open under new stage 4 covid-19 restrictions

- August 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced another 250,000 workers will be sent home from their workplace – to either work from home or without a job for the next six weeks – under tough new lockdowns in a bid to slow the state’s growing covid-19 numbers. “If we’re serious about driving this thing down – and… Read more »

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Stage 3 shutdowns are coming, Victorian premier warns

- March 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned that stricter lockdown measures will be coming to his state, less that 12 hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison banned international travel, property auctions, food courts and limited weddings to five people, among a range of increased isolation measures. While the federal government has begun incrementally increasing restrictions every… Read more »

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Victorian schools close and police will enforce lockdowns as NSW Premier tells parents to keep their children at home

- March 23, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victorian schools will start holidays on Mar 24, until Apr 14 NSW is advising parents to keep children at home, but is keeping schools open for essential workers  Venues such as clubs, pubs, cinemas, gyms and places of worship will close from noon today Restaurants and cafes can serve takeaway only Western Australia, South Australia… Read more »

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NSW and Victoria are shutting down ‘non-essential services’ as other states shut borders

- March 22, 2020 5 MIN READ

NSW and Victoria will shut non-essential businesses in the next 48 hrs Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies and home delivery are among services that will stay open Victorian schools will start holidays from March 24. NSW schools have begun to cancel classes on Monday Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory will close their borders… Read more »

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A bunch of Victorian government departments are looking for startups to help them out

- September 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

CivVic Labs, the Victorian accelerator for startups gain access to government procurement contracts, has opened applications for its next cohort. The latest round includes a range of government departments, all seeking for startups to develop products and solutions for the public sector. The WorkSafe challenge seeks to explore how emerging technology can help prevent physical… Read more »