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COVID-19 update 17 February

Published 17 February 2021
The latest COVID-19 announcements

The Victorian Government has announced that the five-day circuit-breaker lockdown will be ending as scheduled at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 17 February. After this time, we will largely return to the previous rules.

Restaurants and retail may re-open, as can community facilities, libraries, entertainment venues and all other public places, although some additional limits on crowd sizes will be in place.

The following restrictions will apply:

  • Public gatherings with friends and family are limited to 20 people
  • No more than five visitors to your home per day
  • Face masks must be worn everywhere indoors, except at home
  • Face masks are also required to be worn outside if you can’t physically distance from others

For a full list of venue and service changes in the City of Port Phillip, see Events, Service and Program changes.

For information on current restrictions, please refer to the DHHS directions issued by the Chief Health Officer on Victoria’s restriction levels.

Victoria Police are issuing fines for breaches of these restrictions. To report any breaches of COVID-19 restrictions, call the Victoria Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

There are currently 25 active cases in Victoria. Visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website for the latest daily update on COVID-19, and view their latest media release for case numbers by local government area. DHHS also provides a breakdown of COVID-19 data by location, updated daily, as well as the latest information on public exposure sites.

The State of Emergency in place in Victoria since 16 March 2020 has been extended by the Victorian Government until 11.59 pm Friday 26 February 2021, upon advice from the Chief Health Officer (CHO) due to the ongoing public health risk of COVID-19.