New COVID-19 restrictions for Victoria

Staff writers

New COVID-19 restrictions have been announced for Victoria.

From 5pm today, only 15 people will be allowed in private residences, down from 30.

Masks are now mandatory indoors in all settings except your own home.

This comes after three new infections were recorded in Victoria today, on top of the three recorded yesterday.

All are believed to be linked to the NSW outbreak via close contacts.

Victoria’s commander of COVID-19 response Jeroen Weimar, this morning said 52 people have been identified as close contacts of those cases.

“There are also close contacts [which] include people in Leongatha and in Barwon Heads.

“This shows, particularly this holiday time, how widely we all travel, and how widely we all meet.

“And we’ve seen of course and quite naturally, a number of significant private gatherings involving these individuals over the last week, as many of us of course have enjoyed.”

DHHS has released a list of exposure sites; if you were at any of these locations during the listed times, you must get tested, and isolate until you get a negative result: