Extended COVID Restrictions
In light of the Premier’s announcement of an extended lockdown until at least 11.59pm Thursday 23 September, we remain in stay at home orders throughout Metropolitan Melbourne.
There are only 5 reasons to leave home:
- To get food and supplies
- For up to 2 hours of exercise
- For care or caregiving
- For work or education if you cannot do it from home
- To get vaccinated.
A 5km travel limit is also in place. In the Melbourne Metropolitan area a curfew is in place between 9PM and 5AM each night.
During this period, those who can work or study from home must do so. The Thomas Carr Centre, CTC and Mannix Library will be closed. Students can contact CTC admin staff, lecturers, and Mannix Library staff via email.
Remote delivery of all scheduled classes will need to continue until local health restrictions ease to a level that allows onsite classes to resume.
A reminder that if you have attended any of the exposure sites, please get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Exposure sites can be found at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites.
Facemasks must be carried at all times and must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless at home or if an exemption applies.
With prayers and good wishes to your families, parishes and religious communities as we confront yet another upsetting lockdown. Please be attentive to impacts to your physical, spiritual and mental health due to the continuing uncertainty and disruption. If you need support, make contact with your regular health professional, pastoral ministry provider, or the Catholic Care Counselling Service.
Once again, we are grateful to all those working so hard in the community to track and contain this current outbreak.
- University of Divinity
- Vox News
- Department of Education, Skills and Employment Factsheet for Universities
- Australian Government Department of Health – Coronavirus Alert
- Victorian Department of Health and Human Services – Coronavirus Alert
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- World Health Organisation – Coronavirus