Revised restrictions as lockdown lifts

Published on 27 July 2021

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The Victorian Government has announced the lifting of the statewide lockdown from midnight tonight. 

That means the five reasons to leave home will no longer apply and there will no longer be a 5km travel limit. Retail and hospitality will reopen, under revised restrictions. 

The walk-in COVID-19 testing station in Eltham has been approved to stay open for another two days. 

Significant restrictions remain in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the mandatory wearing of masks both indoors and outdoors, and visitors to your home remain prohibited. Find out more about the revised restrictions here

The revised restrictions will also see the reopening of some Council services and facilities. 

Our customer service centre at Greensborough will reopen on Wednesday 28 July at 9am. 

As previously stipulated, all visitors to Council venues must check in with the Service Victoria QR code app for contact tracing purposes. Information on the app can be found here. Visitors are required to wear a face mask both indoors and outdoors, unless a medical exemption applies. 

The Recycling Centre and Reuse Shop return to normal hours of operation, reopening to the public on Friday 30 July.

Nillumbik leisure facilities – including Eltham Leisure Centre, Diamond Creek Community Centre, Community Bank Stadium Diamond Creek and the Hurstbridge Basketball Stadium – will partly reopen on Wednesday 28 July, subject to density limits.

Group fitness classes will resume Thursday 29 July. Child care will remain suspended until Monday 2 August. 

Edendale Community Environment Farm will reopen to the public from Wednesday 28 July, subject to density limits and COVIDSafe guidelines. The Nursery and Café Eden will be open for service and the Edendale Volunteer program will also resume. 

Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 28 July, with density limits in place. The Diamond Valley Click & Collect service at the Civic Centre in Greensborough will also reopen, and the Mobile Library will return to its regular schedule, offering Click & Collect services only.

The community bus and transport service will resume as normal, however please note that individual community groups may not yet be resuming their regular activities.

The Eltham Community and Reception Centre, along with other Nillumbik halls for hire and facilities, will reopen in line within COVIDSafe guidelines.

The full list of Council service and facility changes can be found here.

We will continue to keep the community updated as the situation evolves and restrictions change. We thank you for your patience as we continue to work to keep our community safe.