CCF Victoria Member Alert – Victorian lockdown extended.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
The Victorian government has just announced an extension of the current state-wide lockdown for a further 7 days to midnight Tuesday 27 July.
Premier, Daniel Andrews, stated … “due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales (NSW) incursions, the current lockdown will be extended and travel to Victoria using Red Zone Permits will be temporarily paused, to ensure we run this Delta outbreak to ground”.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, has declared …. “that the current restrictions in Victoria will remain in place for at least another seven days in order stamp out this Delta variant and keep Victorians safe. Just over a week ago, the Delta variant made its way into our state from NSW and since then, Victoria’s contact tracers have worked around the clock to contain this virus but today we still stand with 85 active cases”.
A copy of the Premier’s formal Media Release is attached for your reference.
The government has just announced that Red Zone travel permits from NSW will be paused for a two week period from midnight tonight. This means that if you are currently in NSW, you have until midnight tonight to return to Victoria as of right (and you must quarantine at home for 14 days).
It is being reported that South Australia is about to enter a 7 day lockdown at 6pm this evening. From midnight tonight, a travel permit into Victoria will only be granted for AUTHORISED WORKERS and on compassionate grounds. There are still Orange zones for Greater Brisbane and Sunshine Coast, but not the Gold Coast.
Quarantine and Testing Payments
There is a Federal Government Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment available for any person who is required to isolate for 14 days if directed by the Department of Health. There are eligibility conditions attached to this payment.
In addition, the Victorian Government has a Test Isolation Payment of $450 to support Victorian workers including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate while awaiting results of the COVID-19 test.
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