What stage 3 means for you and your family

By Morgan Dyer

Moira Shire residents will go under stage three COVID-19 ‘'stay at home restrictions" from Thursday along with the rest of regional Victoria.

Cafes and restaurants will be forced back to takeaway and delivery only and gyms will also close from 11.59 pm Wednesday.

Schools will go back to remote learning as of Wednesday — including VCE and VCAL students — after a normal day on Monday and a pupil-free day on Tuesday.

School resumes for vulnerable students and children of permitted workers, and specialist schools in regional Victoria remain open.

Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said there would be no change to VCE and VCAL assessments, other than the GAT, and assured finishing students would get their ATAR before the end of the year.

Meat production will reduced by one third and workers will have to abide by several new safety measures including wearing gloves, gowns, masks, shields and will only be allowed to work in one workplace.

The new restrictions across Victoria will be in place until mid-September.

Under stage three, there are only four reasons to leave the home:

● shopping for food or other essential items;

● to provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment;

● for exercise (applies to outdoor exercise, and with only one other person or members of your household); and

● work or study, if you cannot work or study from home.

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