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Temperature Checks To Be Introduced In Term 3

Daily temperature checks will be introduced in schools across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire as part of the Victorian Government’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

statement from the premier

2020 has not been the year any of us wanted. Cancelled events. Plans put on pause. Uncertainty about what the future holds.

Statement From The Premier – Covid 19 update

Today’s numbers represent the second biggest increase in confirmed case since this began – and the biggest jump since 28 March. As these figures show, we are still on a knife’s edge. Rather than spread across the state, we know many of these cases are located in specific communities.

Stay at Home Directions for Melbourne’s restricted postcodes

From 11.59pm 1 July, new Stage 3 Stay at Home Directions are in place for Melbourne’s restricted postcodes. The following areas are experiencing a high level of transmission or are at high risk of transmission. To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay at Home restrictions apply to these postcodes: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064.


Very clearly, we are not where we wanted to be. And as today’s case numbers show, Victoria is experiencing significant community transmission of coronavirus. As a result of genomic testing, the Chief Health Officer has today advised the Government that a number of our cases through late May and early June can be linked to an infection control breach in the hotel quarantine program.

New Plans For North Melbourne Jobs Hub

The Victorian Government has unveiled detailed plans for the new Arden precinct, confirming North Melbourne as a major inner-city hub for thousands of jobs, affordable housing and transport links.

Mandatory Testing For Returned Travellers

Victoria will implement mandatory testing for all returned travellers in hotel quarantine. Victoria is the only state that has been testing returned travellers twice – on day 3 and day 11 – but from today, the day 11 test will be a mandatory requirement to be eligible for release after 14 days.

Covid 19 – Suburban Testing Blitz – Statement from the Premier

We know many Victorians are feeling anxious and unsure. After all, so many of us have given up so much in order to keep our state safe. And yet – disappointingly, devastatingly – we again find ourselves on a knife’s edge. What we do now will determine what comes next.

COVID-19 Update

Our public health team will be stepping up community awareness of coronavirus and boosting testing in targeted areas as part of a new plan to find the virus in Victorian hotspots and contain the spread.

COVID-19 Update

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we can stay safe while out in the community – but it’s just as important that we also think about staying safe whilst at home.