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5 August 2021

The Victorian Government has just announced the latest Lockdown #6 will take effect statewide from 8pm tonight, Thursday 5 August 2021 for seven days.

This means from 8:00pm tonight, there are only five reasons to leave home: getting the food and the supplies you need, exercising for up to two hours, care or caregiving, authorised work or education if you can’t do it from home, or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.

Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of your home or the nearest location.

Face masks will remain mandatory indoors (not at home) and outdoors unless an exception applies – this includes all workplaces and secondary schools.

Private gatherings are not permitted except for an intimate partner or nominated person visits. Public gatherings are not permitted. Exercise is limited to two people.

Visiting restrictions therefore remain in all Jewish Care homes but we will continue to provide care and support to our Elders during this challenging time.

We understand that families may have questions regarding Jewish Care’s Residential Homes. Please contact our Call Centre with your enquiry by calling 8517 5556 or emailing [email protected].

Please see the Premier’s announcement here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/seven-day-lockdown-keep-victorians-safe

Please monitor the Victorian exposure sites here:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks-covid-19

This is Jewish Care’s immediate response to the Victorian Government’s announcement. We realise that this has occurred with very little advance notification from the Government and lockdowns are very difficult for all involved.

We urge each and every member of our community to get vaccinated immediately and get tested if experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The Jewish Care Victoria COVID-19 Helpline is here to assist and support those in the Victorian Jewish community impacted by the coronavirus. Call 8517 5555 on Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 5:00pm.