COVID 19 Updates . . .

Dear valued Constituents,

Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic it is my objective to keep you updated with relevant quality information as it becomes available.  

I sincerely wish you and your families well. 

Please keep safe, keep washing your hands, maintain your social distance and always follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

Best wishes,

Melina Bath
Member for Eastern Victoria Region

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Tel(03) 51747066 

Latest Restriction Information:

Current Statewide Restrictions for Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong, Surf Coast effective from 6th October 2021

Hard Lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire and Greater Shepparton

Only 6 Reasons to leave home apply

  • shopping for necessary goods and services
  • to give or receive care or compassionate reasons, this includes to access medical care 
  • authorised work (you must possess a permit to attend work) or permitted education
  • exercise (once a day for 2 hours)
  • to access a Covid vaccine or Covid test
  • outdoor social interaction (see restrictions below)
Outdoor social interaction rules – one person may meet another person not from their household for a picnic, a walk, or another outdoor activity. Additionally, up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households will be able to gather outdoors if all adults present have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Other rules to abide by:
  •  Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors, except at home or for those with exemptions
  •  No private gatherings permitted in the home (intimate partner/single bubble excluded)
  •  15km travel rule applies
  •  A curfew applies to residents living in the Melbourne metropolitan region between the hours of 9PM and 5AM –  9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home (or the home of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for the five permitted reasons
  • Playgrounds open for children 12 years and younger, one carer who cannot remove mask to eat and drink, must check in with a QR code
  • Time permitted for social interaction/exercise is four hours
  • Two people can train outdoors with a PT
  • Skate parks and communal exercise equipment open
  • Child minding for school aged children permitted if only parent is an authorised worker
  • 5 people will be able to attend entertainment venue or physical recreation venue to broadcast a performance, class or concert
  • Real estate inspections resume by inspection only – attended by only people from the same household
  • Picnics up to 5 fully vaccinated people from two households allowable


Current Statewide Restrictions for Regional Victoria effective from 17th September 2021 – excluding Mitchell Shire and Greater Shepparton

There are no rules preventing you leaving home
😷 Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors, except at home or for those with exemptions
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 No private gatherings permitted in the home (intimate partner/single bubble excluded)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Outdoor public gatherings limited to 10 people
👩‍🎓 School  for prep, year 1 and 2 and year 12s. Remaining year levels remote learning. The Government has not advised when those years will return
👶 Childcare, kinder etc re-open for all
🚗 Travel to Melbourne allowed only for permitted purposes, Melbourne restrictions apply while you are there (you can travel through but avoid stopping). Regional travel for regional Victorians unlimited
❌ Business that are open in regions but closed in Melbourne (eg: hospitality for dine in, hairdressers, beauty etc) must check IDs and not serve people from Melbourne
👔 Work from home if you can, offices to 25%
🛍 General retail open, with density quotients. Masks must remain on – can’t remove for drinking/eating in stores
🍽 🍻 Hospitality open for seated service, patron cap of 20 outdoors and 10 indoors, density quotients apply. Food courts takeaway only
⛪️ Religious ceremonies and funerals up to 20 people, with density quotients, indoor and outdoor
💍 Weddings capped at 10 people, indoor and outdoor
⛹️‍♀️ Indoor sport and recreation closed
🛹 Outdoor playgrounds, gym equipment and skate parks open, personal trainers open for 10
🏉 Community sport permitted for all ages, training only
💇‍♀️ Hairdressing, beauty and personal services open to capacity of 10. Masks must remain on. Density quotients apply
📚Community facilities (eg libraries) open to maximum 20 people per facility
🎭 Entertainment and leisure, some open up to 20 people – please check link for detailed restrictions
🏨 Accommodation open for regional single households, intimate partners, single social bubble people
🏠 Real estate inspections and auctions for up to 10 people
🏥 Hospital and care facility visitors restricted but with exemptions, including to “provide support necessary for the resident/patient’s physical and emotional wellbeing”

🏋️ Gyms, outdoor and indoor pools reopen with limits 
 🏊‍♀️Swimming lessons can occur
🚌Tour buses up to 10 people

Roadmaps – download full details of the Premiers roadmap out of the pandemic here:

Please note a number of documents exist.  If you are unsure of the application to your situation – please call my office and my staff will work through your questions.

Book your  Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccines are available in many locations in Gippsland please see the list below for all your options:


State hub:… or telephone 1800675398

Gippsland PHN Respiratory Clinics

  • Warragul Respiratory Clinic: 5642 6666
  • Wellington Respiratory Clinic: 5143 7900
  • Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic: 4116 2014
  • Foster Medical Centre: 5682 2088
  • Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic: 5672 1333

Participating GP’s

Telephone your local clinic:

  • Breed Street Clinic, Traralgon: 5176 1933
  • Sale Medical Centre
  • Yarragon Medical Centre: 5637 0222
  • Advantage HealthPoint Bairnsdale: 5152 3500
  • Grandview Medical Clinic Cowes: 5951 1860
  • Mid Valley Family Medicine Morwell: 5134 3888
  • Neerim South Medical Centre: 5628 1302
  • San Remo Medical Clinic: 5678 5402
  • Wellington Respiratory Clinic: 5143 7900
  • Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre, Lakes Entrance: 5155 2300
  • Longwarry Medical Centre: 56299200
  • Central Gippsland Family Practice, Moe: 5127 9800
  • Gladstone Street Medical Clinic Warragul: 5622 0444
  • Hazelwood Health Centre, Churchill: 5122 2555
  • South Gippsland Family Medicine, Wonthaggi: 5672 4111
  • Hillcrest Family Medicine, Traralgon: 5174 2345
  • Mallacoota Medical Centre: 5158 0777
  • Service Street Medical Centre Bairnsdale: 5141 0811
  • United Medical Centre Moe: 5127 3333
  • West Gippsland Medical Clinic Warragul: 5623 2251
  • Long Street Family Medicine Leongatha: 5662 4455
  • Stratford Medical Centre: 4120 0500
  • Trafalgar Medical: 5633 2211

Follow Victoria’s vaccination progress at

If you are struggling with this latest lock down announcement, please seek assistance:
☎️ Lifeline 13 11 14
☎️ Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
☎️ Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Download the detailed restrictions here – Table of Restrictions effect Midnight 17 Sept 2021


Where to get tested

Access Covid-19 payments:

Links to information:

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