2.25pm – Wednesday, 16 June 2021.

To: CCF Victoria staff, members and industry stakeholders.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – From the CEO desk

Good afternoon.

Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June, the 25km travel limit will be removed and travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will resume.

The Acting Premier, James Merlino announced today a further easing of restrictions with two (2) visitors per day (plus dependants) being permitted to gather inside the home in metro Melbourne, and up to five (5) people (plus dependants) in regional Victoria. 

This link is a reference of my summary notation below the Acting Premier’s statement and Table of Restrictions.

Update on Positive Cases and Outbreaks

There were five (5) new locally acquired positive cases reported in Victoria yesterday and three (3) cases acquired overseas currently in hotel quarantine. The total number of active cases is down to 55. The latest outbreak is at the Kings Park apartments in South Melbourne which has been listed as a public exposure site after 6 residents have tested positive.

They reside separately in the Kings Park apartment complex in Southbank. All residents and visitors to the complex from 2 June to 14 June are required to quarantine for 14 days. A full public health response was initiated yesterday including rapid onsite testing of more than 200 residents.

Restrictions UPDATE

At today’s government media briefing, the Acting Premier announced further and gradual easing of restrictions for both Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, effective from midnight tomorrow night (as per attached).

We will not be back to COVID Normal or COVID Summer settings yet and no crowds at the footy in Melbourne this weekend, but you can get back to the gym.

These announcements will be updated on the Department of Health website shortly – however the key points for Metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • 25 klm travel restriction removed;
  • Melbourne residents can travel to Regional Victoria;
  • 2 visitors allowed in the home;
  • Public gatherings up to 12 persons;
  • Gyms, indoor entertainment venues allowed to open;
  • Office capacity caps 50 percent, or up to 20 people, whichever is greater;
  • Face masks no longer required outdoors (except when physical distancing of 1.5metres cannot be maintained)

Until my next update …. keep well – keep safe.

Kind regards