UMMA COVID-19 update 16 August 2021

Dear community members Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Premier Dan Andrews has today announced that from tonight the lockdown restrictions will be strengthened and extended in metropolitan Melbourne, until 11.59pm on Thursday, 2 September 2021. This is an additional 14 days on the previous directions.

Due to the ongoing level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended and a curfew will be put in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

The strengthened settings will see a curfew imposed from 9pm to 5am every night. This will operate as it did last year, with very limited reasons to leave the home during this time. There will be increased police presence across metropolitan Melbourne to ensure public health measures are enforced.

This means that UMMA centre will remain closed until further notice.

Changed Metropolitan Melbourne Restrictions

Exercise will be limited to just you and one other person, plus dependants if they can’t be left at home. This is similar to the current rule, but with a slight change so that if you live in a larger household such as a share house, or with extended family, you can no longer exercise with all members of your household.

Otherwise, the restrictions will remain the same – there are still only five reasons to leave your home:

  1. shopping for the things you need
  2. one person per household per day,
  3. care and caregiving, exercise,
  4. authorised work and study –
  5. and to get a vaccine.

Exercise and shopping are still limited to 5km from your home. If there’s no shops in your 5km radius, you can travel to the ones closest to you. You are also able to travel more than 5km to get a vaccine if you need to. And more than ever, it’s critical people do not have visitors to the home.

To stop the spread of the current outbreak, and reduce our footprint on the community to protect our essential workers, we must:

  • Wear a fitted mask at all times outside of your house
  • Follow COVIDSafe principles such as hand washing and sanitising
  • Get tested if you are experiencing any symptoms or have been to any of the case locations and exposure sites

All Victorians are encouraged where possible to book their vaccination appointment by visiting or by phoning the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Let’s continue to be kind to each other and reach out to each other by making that phone call and checking in.

Please reach out to us if you need anything or know someone who would need any assistance.

We will continue to monitor our situation and will continue to keep you updated.

Take care and stay safe,