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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 and Sarah Ward
August 05, 2021
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
August 05, 2021

With the Victorian Government introducing the state's sixth lockdown from 8pm on Thursday, August 5 — for seven days, to respond to the latest COVID-19 cases — 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 past lockdowns and the ever-shifting restrictions that always follow, 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 snap lockdown is currently scheduled to end at 8pm on Thursday, August 12.

To work out where you and your mate can exercise together, head to the COVID five-kilometre overlap finder website.

All of Victoria will go back into lockdown from 8pm on Thursday, August 5 until the same time on Thursday, August 12. For more information about the rules, head to the Victorian Department of Health website

Published on August 05, 2021 by Libby Curran


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