VIC Shepparton and Moorabool lockdown lifting at midnight, Mildura entering week-long lockdown

The Victorian Government has announced that the current lockdown in the greater Shepparton and Moorabool areas will ease tonight Friday 8 October at 11.59pm AEDT. The restrictions for Shepparton and Moorabool will be the same as the rest of regional Victoria. More information will be available on the Department of Health and Human Services website at a later time.

From midnight tonight massage therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists in the greater Shepparton area will be permitted to resume routine services. Face masks will be required by therapists and clients. It is the Association's understanding, treating from home-based clinics will be permitted and mobile massage will also be permitted as long as the therapist is located in regional Victoria and does not travel into metropolitan Melbourne or any other areas currently under lockdown.

Mildura to enter lockdown

The Victorian Government also announced that the City of Mildura will reenter lockdown tonight Friday 8 October at 11.59pm AEDT until at least Friday 15 September at 11.59pm AEDT, due to a concerning rise in COVID-19 case numbers. The City of Mildura will have the same restrictions in place as metropolitan Melbourne except for the curfew.

During the lockdown, only authorised health services will be permitted to continue treating. Massage therapy, remedial massage therapy and myotherapy are not listed as authorised health services that are permitted to treat during the lockdown.

Massage & Myotherapy Australia will continue to monitor the situation and notify members of any changes to directions.

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