Victoria’s first weekend since harsher social distancing laws were implemented will start with a ban on all but the most basic outdoor activities.

After last weekend’s images of Victorians flocking to beaches when they had been told to stay home, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced tighter restrictions on Thursday.

Urging Victorians to stay home and save lives, Prof Sutton declared all recreational activities beyond basic exercise, walking, jogging, cycling and running, were not allowed.

Fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and golf among other sports and hobbies will not be allowed during the pandemic.

“Hang up your rods, leave the tinnie in the driveway, and clean your clubs at home,” he said on Thursday.

“These restrictions are tough, but they are there for a reason. If we don’t do this, Victorians will die.”

The announcement came after a day when Victoria registered its sixth death from the coronavirus.

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