Roadblocks set up to check travellers

Photo: Liz Bell

OFFICERS were checking vehicles in Stratford on Wednesday afternoon, as part of the effort to stop movement during lockdown.
Police have set up random checkpoints on major roads leading out of the Melbourne.
Anyone wanting to travel can only do so for one of five reasons or if they have an authorised permit.
That means people can only leave home to get the food and the supplies they need, for exercise for up to two hours no more than five kilometres from home, for care or caregiving, work or education if it can’t be done from home, or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.
Under the rules, applicable until at least 11.59pm next Tuesday, July 27, only authorised workers can travel more than the 5km.
Everyone else must work from home.
Victoria Police can issue on-the-spot fines of up to $1817 for adults and up to $10,904 for businesses for refusing or failing to comply with the emergency directions, public health risk power directions or Public Health Directions.