Corryong police have put the community on notice that there will be no leniency shown now that new Covid-19 restrictions have come into effect.
Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced last week that, following a surge in coronavirus cases, a face covering will be mandatory for all people in regional areas whenever they leave home as from August 3rd.
“I understand this has been a big step for some,” Mr Andrews said, “but by covering your face, you’re protecting your community and protecting those extra freedoms your community enjoys.
“By covering your face you’re keeping local businesses open and keeping local people in work.”
The penalty for not wearing a face covering whenever a person leaves home is $200.
In addition, from Thursday Level 3 restrictions will be reinstated in regional Victoria.
While many of the rules for regional Victoria will be the same as the Stage 3 lockdown that was imposed in March, there are also some variations.
As during the previous lockdown, the only four reasons to leave the house are:-
• Shopping for food and essential items;
• Care and caregiving;
• Daily exercise;
• Work and study (but if you can work or study from home, you must).
You can also leave your house if you are at risk of family violence or to apply for an intervention order and to attend court or a police station.
You can also leave your house to access medical services. This time around, that explicitly includes leaving your house to give blood. Access to medical services is unrestricted anywhere in Victoria.