COVID-19 updates for Victoria

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Published May 11 2020

Today, the Victorian Government announced what changes will come into effect as of 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 May, following the restrictions currently in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Under the changes, there will be five reasons to leave your home:

  1. shopping for food and supplies that you need
  2. care and caregiving
  3. exercise and outdoor recreation
  4. work and education – if you can’t do it from home
  5. visiting friends and family – if you really need to

These come into effect as of 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 May. For more, click here

Testing is still recommended. If you have symptoms like fever, chills/sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell and/or runny nose, consider getting tested. For more, click here

At Merri, as we’re an essential service provider supporting the wellbeing many vulnerable Victorians, our services will continue to operate – they just look a little different for now. To stay up-to-date with what this looks like, click here

If you have questions or concerns, our team can help. Call 1300 637 744 or email

We hope you’re staying safe and as always, remember to continue practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene so we can continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.