Recreational flying the in State of Victoria has been restricted, with the introduction of Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions, with Melbourne Metropolitan now in Stage 4 restrictions.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia has contacted Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, seeking clarification of the Stage 3 restrictions and it’s impact on the aviation industry. This information will be published for members and industry supporters.
INFORMATION FROM THE VICTORIAN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:
From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply in Victoria, except if you live in metropolitan Melbourne where Stage 4 restrictions apply. The definition of metropolitan Melbourne is based on the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which sets out the local government areas that form metropolitan Melbourne.
If you live in regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire, there are only four reasons that you can leave home:
- to shop for food and essential goods or services
- to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
- to exercise or for outdoor recreation with your household, or one other person
- for work or study, if you can’t do it from home
You may no longer have visitors to your home or visit other people in their homes.
We all need to play our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can help protect ourselves, our families and our communities from coronavirus (COVID-19).
For more information, visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services:
- From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August, face coverings will need to be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful exception.
- Victorians outside metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire, the City of Greater Geelong and the Shires of Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Surf Coast and the Borough of Queenscliffe are being asked to use common sense when it comes to visiting friends and family, especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.
- Those in the Mitchell Shire can only go in and out of these areas for three reasons: shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home. Exercise and recreation will not be a reason to travel into or out of these areas.
- If you need to travel through metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, you can. You should plan your trip so that you don’t need to stop in an impacted area unless it is for one of the three reasons.
- From 11:59pm on 30 July further restrictions are in place for people who live in the City of Greater Geelong and the Shires of Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Surf Coast and the Borough of Queenscliffe. If you live in this area you will no longer be able to have visitors to your home or visit others in their homes.
- Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, keeping at least 1.5 metres from others and staying home if you feel unwell.
- Visit Victoria’s restriction levels to view a map that shows find your location and the restrictions in place.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) get tested.