Victoria To Enter Five Day Lockdown from 11:59 pm February 12
Posted on: 12 February 2021

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that the entire state of Victoria will enter a five-day circuit breaker lockdown from 11:59 pm February 12 until 11:59 pm February 17.

During this time Victorians will only be allowed to leave home for four reasons: shopping for essentials, caregiving for compassionate reasons, essential work, and exercise. Private and public gatherings are not permitted, and masks must be worn everywhere outside of the home.

Exercise is limited to two hours per day, and Victorians must stay within 5km of their home other than for permitted work, or essential items if they are not available in that 5km zone. Schools will close but remain available for children of essential workers, places of worship will be closed, weddings not permitted, and funerals limited to 10 people.

Due to this lockdown, it’s also been announced that for the duration of the five days, Victoria will not accept international flights unless they are already en route.