With the recent increase in positive cases of COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services have provided more information on exercise restrictions in the Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire areas.
Victorians will face fines for exercising too far from home and we remind members that we must apply common sense at this time and continue to abide by the restrictions and Government advice.
There are four reasons that you can leave home:
Otherwise, you must stay home.
Further guidance relating to sport and exercise:
From 11:59pm Wednesday 8 July 2020 if you live in metropolitan Melbourne or the Shire of Mitchell:
For example, rides to the Dandenongs from Bayside suburbs or beyond the boundaries of Melbourne Metropolitan and Mitchell Shire would not align to Government directions.
Cyclists looking to ride distance may customise loops within close proximity to their residence and elect to go the minimum time and distance required for the purpose of exercise.
Looking to go on extended time/distance rides or for loopholes may not be viewed not in the spirit of the restrictions by relevant authorities.
Contact has been made with Sport and Recreation Victoria, in particular advice for institute cyclists and those of whom cycling is their profession, and when more information becomes available this will be provided.
Please use common sense when exercising during these times and stay safe.