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Did you know? Short Stay

Did you know that short stay accommodation may be a restricted activity during stage 3 lockdown in both metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire?

There are only a few exceptions where it may be permitted, dependent on the circumstances of the person using the accommodation.

The Restricted Activity Directions provide that such Accommodation Facilities (a private holiday rental facility, including AirBnBs, as well as a serviced apartment) should not operate during this stage of lockdown within the restricted areas.

These requirements are provided pursuant to section 200(1)(d) of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and are given by the Deputy Public Health Commander in accordance with emergency powers arising from a declared state of emergency. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The current restrictions are in place at least until 16 August, and item 11 in particular, addresses restricted and permitted operations of Accommodation Facilities.

Find out the finer details, as to when and why Accommodation Facilities may continue to provide accommodation, by accessing the Restricted Activity Directions (Restricted Areas) 14.

To find out more about all Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, including directions for Accommodation Facilities outside restricted areas visit the DHHS website.



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