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COVID-19 update – State of Emergency extended

Today I approved the extension of the State of Emergency for Victoria in order to protect the community. This decision is based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, and in consultation with the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Emergency Management Commissioner, that there continues to be a serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 🦷 update

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has endorsed advice that some non-urgent public dental care should be postponed across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

Supporting The Mental Health Of Young Victorians

Young people struggling with their mental health during and after the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access targeted, personalised therapy with an innovative new program funded by the Victorian Government.

Return To Flexible And Remote Learning

Most students in Victorian schools in areas under Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will return to flexible and remote learning for the start of Term 3, limiting the number of people moving across our state to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

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 Minister For Housing

As the Premier has announced, and based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, today we announced new restrictions for our public housing estates.

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER

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.

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.