Public health teams have stepped up a high-visibility operation across the district to make sure businesses, and residents, are doing the right thing to protect the community from the coronavirus pandemic.
In partnership with Victoria Police, authorised officers from the Department of Health and Human Services were spotted in Daylesford on Saturday morning, checking businesses to ensure they were abiding by the Chief Health Officer's directions.
Checks were also done to ensure patrons were not from metropolitan Melbourne nor the Mitchell Shire, which remain under strict lockdown.
Residents from those areas can only leave their homes for exercise within five kilometres of their address, getting essential supplies, working or studying if they're not able to do so from home, and care or caregiving.
A DHHS spokesperson said in a statement the compliance operations are "essential in regional Victoria are essential for ensuring businesses are meeting their obligations to help slow the spread of this deadly virus".
"Restrictions are in place to protect public health and prevent the virus spreading to regional areas from metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire hotspots," they said.
"We will continue to check businesses in regional Victoria through targeted operations to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are being followed."
Lockdown measures in metropolitan Melbourne, and Mitchell Shire will continue until mid-August at minimum.
Premier Daniel Andrews has also warned people must stay at their primary address, and not at holiday or second homes.
Residents should also maintain hand hygiene, get tested if they feel the slightest symptoms, and self-isolate until the results return.
Mr Andrews said on Sunday there are rules that will affect "even the smallest of country towns".
"If you're sick, you shouldn't be going to work, the shops, anywhere else - that applies across the state," he said.