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TRAVEL & LEISURE

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

Meeting up to exercise? This will make planning a breeze.
By Libby Curran
May 27, 2021
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By Libby Curran
May 27, 2021
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With the Victorian Government introducing another lockdown from 11.59pm on Thursday, May 27 — for seven days, to respond to the latest COVID-19 outbreak — residents will need to quickly get reacquainted with that all-too-familiar five-kilometre bubble. Under the new restrictions, Victorians are required to stick within five kilometres of home. They're also only allowed to leave that home for five reasons: shopping for what you need, when you need it; caregiving and compassionate reasons; essential work or permitted education that can't be done from home; exercise; and getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 five-kilometre overlap finder website.

Already proving a saviour during lockdown 2.0 and the months of shifting restrictions that followed, the website 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 five-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 circuit breaker lockdown is currently scheduled to end at 11.59pm on Thursday, June 3.

To work out where you and your mate can exercise together, head to the COVID five-kilometre overlap finder website. All of Victoria is under stage four restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday, May 27 till 11.59pm on Thursday, June 3. For more information about the current rules, head to the Victorian Department of Health website.

Published on May 27, 2021 by Libby Curran

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