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TRAVEL & LEISURE

This Website Helps You Easily Find You and Your Mate's Ten-Kilometre Bubble Crossover

From Friday, June 4, you can travel twice as far to exercise — so this will make planning a breeze.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
June 03, 2021
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By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
June 03, 2021
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The Victorian Government is extending Melbourne's current lockdown for another seven days — but, it's bringing in an important change. After you've just spent a week getting reacquainted with that all-too-familiar five-kilometre bubble, it's now doubling. So, from 11.59pm on Thursday, June 3 — so, realistically, from Friday, June 4 — you can now venture ten kilometres from your house to shop for essentials or to exercise.

Thankfully, you're allowed to do that last activity with one other person from outside your household, as long as you both stay within your respective travel bubbles. And there's an easy way to calculate exactly where you can partake in that government-approved exercise, thanks to a nifty COVID ten-kilometre overlap finder website.

Adapting the site that already proved a saviour during lockdown 2.0 and the months of shifting restrictions that followed, the overlap finder is simple, but effective, promising pain-free planning of those exercise meet-ups. Simply plug in your home address and that of your mate, and it'll display each of your ten-kilometre radiuses highlighted on the map. And the all-important crossover zone shows all the places where you're allowed to meet up for your two daily hours of exercise. Just don't forget to take your face mask with you — face coverings are required everywhere outside of your home for the duration of this lockdown.

Fingers crossed we won't have to rely on it for too long. The current extended lockdown is currently scheduled to end at 11.59pm on Thursday, June 19.

To work out where you and your mate can exercise together, head to the COVID ten-kilometre overlap finder website. All of Melbourne is under stage four restrictions until 11.59pm on Thursday, June 10. For more information about the current rules, head to the Victorian Department of Health website.

Published on June 03, 2021 by Libby Curran

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