COVID 19

Victoria’s current restriction levels, Australia. Last updated 24/06/2020.

The following came into effect at Midnight 22 June, 2020:

  • Stay safe by washing your hands, keeping your distance from others, and staying home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested.
  • From 22 June the number of visitors that you can have to your home has reduced to five visitors. Outdoor gatherings have reduced to a maximum group of ten people.
  • Restaurants, pubs, auction halls, community halls, libraries, museums and places of worship remain at a maximum of 20 people in any one space until 12 July.
  • Businesses including gyms, cinemas, theatres and TABs can open, with a maximum of 20 people per space.
  • All changes to restrictions and the proposed dates are subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued and effective management of the spread of COVID-19.

For further details and the most up-to-date information, please visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

What is happening at Annie North?

We are still operating 24/7.  We continue to provide all of our responses to family violence through remote non-face-to-face contact.

We expect family violence to increase during COVID 19 as it has with other natural disasters. We know that for women and children experiencing family violence, the home is the most unsafe place for them.  During self-isolation, the home will become unsafe for many women and children.  Family violence services, along with police, are Essential Services still operating for you.   Please call 000 in an emergency, or if you are thinking you are, or are becoming, unsafe call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Safe Steps (1800 015 188) to talk to a specialist family violence worker.