You must remain within 5km of your home, unless you need to travel further for permitted work.
Following today’s announcement, all of Victoria is back under stage four lockdown restrictions for five days from 11.59pm Friday, February 12, as part of a “circuit breaker”.
Under these restrictions, there are only four reasons to leave your home – for exercise, shopping and essentials, caregiving or compassionate reasons and for essential work. Alongside these rules, Victoria will see the return on the 5km bubble, which Melbourne residents will be far too familiar with.
This new rule means that during the five days, residents cannot travel further than 5km from home for anything. You must provide an essential reason to leave your 5k and it can only be for essential shopping, caregiving, exercise and to work if work cannot be done from home.
For many, like myself, we have no freaking clue where a 5km bubble means we can go but thankfully we won’t have to Google maps a bunch of locations to suss out their distance. No, there’s a handy little map that will do that for us.
Enter 2 KM From Home, a website created by Irish developer Dave Bolger when movement restrictions were introduced in his home country early last year. It’s a super simple site and it’s perfect for Victorians to work out exactly how far 5km is from their homes. Simply pop your address in or give the website permission to see your location and the site will show you a 5km radius from your home location.
Check it out here.
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