Stage four lockdowns could be extended for two more weeks, with some changes taking effect if documents leaked to the Herald Sun prove correct.

The six week-long lockdown is currently scheduled to end on September 13, following six weeks of the strictest restrictions Melburnians have faced.

In a blow to Victorians stuck at home, the Herald Sun reports that aspects of the current lockdown could be extended for another fortnight.

Under the tweaks reportedly being considered, people could be allowed up to two hours of exercise per day across two sessions and single people and single parents would be given the right to have a nominated visitor at their home.

The current 8pm-5am curfew would, however, remain in place along with many other restrictions.

Bigger changes would be expected to come into effect from September 28, with a lifting of the city-wide cufew and changes to household gatherings rules expected to take place then.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews responded to the leaked document, labelling it “out of date” and calling into question its status.


The proposal, which was drafted by the DHHS is understood not to have made its way to Victoria’s coronavirus crisis council, a required step in bringing changes into effect.

“The documents that have been the subject of a lot of interest over these last few hours are out of date and have no status,” the Premier told a press conference on Thursday.

He did, however, concede that stage 4 restrictions could still be extended in some form beyond September 13.

The Premier is now expected to release the state’s roadmap out of stage 4 on Sunday.

The news comes as the state recorded another 90 new COVID-19 cases yesterday along with 6 more deaths from the virus.

There are currently 2,415 cases currently active across the state.

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