COVID-19 five-day lockdown

A snap five-day lockdown is in effect from 11.59pm on Thursday, 15 July until 11:59pm on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.

16 July 2021

Under the restrictions, there will be five reasons to leave your home:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services
  • Care and caregiving, including medical care and getting a COVID-19 test
  • Exercise, for up to two hours and no more than 5kms from your home 
  • Authorised work and permitted study
  • To get a COVID-19 vaccination

Masks must be worn at all times (except while at home) unless exempted.

The following Council customer-facing facilities and services will be closed for the duration of the lockdown:

  • Bright Sports Centre and pool
  • Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford Libraries (Click and Collect available)
  • All Council-owned and managed halls and community centres
  • Alpine (Bright), Myrtleford and Mount Beauty visitor information centres
  • Bright Council Office - Customer Service will still be on hand to assist via phone on 5755 0555 or email
  • Learn to Swim Program
  • L2P Program
  • Supported playgroups

Porepunkah, Myrtleford and Mount Beauty transfer stations will remain open and operate with their regular trading hours. Customers are required to wear a mask and check in to attend these sites, and do not attend if unwell.

Dinner Plain:

All operations of tobogganing, skiing and snowboarding activities at Dinner Plain, as well as the Dinner Plain to Mount Hotham shuttle service, have ceased for the duration of lockdown.

If you have purchased a Dinner Plain lift pass or lesson for the coming days, Mount Hotham Ski Company will contact you direct to arrange for refund or credit.

Red zone travel requirements:

For those that have returned from a red zone on a permit – you must follow the requirements of your permit.

That means going straight home to quarantine for 14 days and only leaving to get tested.

If you need help getting the food and supplies you need to quarantine at home – call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

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