Summary of restrictions
Restrictions are in place in Victoria from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021:
- Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors when you leave the house, unless an exception applies. For more information, see .
- There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
- Shops are open with a density requirement of 1 person per 4 sqm. While shopping you need to adhere to the patron limits per shop. This limit on patrons is in place to ensure everyone in the shop can keep 1.5 metres distance.
- Beauty and personal care services are open. Masks can be removed when needed to complete the treatment. Mask must be worn by the person performing the service.
- Restaurants and cafes can open for seated service with up to 25 people before density requirements apply. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and request attendees check-in at these venues. A density requirement of 1 person per 4 sqm applies, with a maximum of 100 people indoors and outdoors per venue. Group sizes are limited to 10 people.
- Food courts can also re-open with a density requirement of 1 person per 4 sqm with a maximum of 100 people per venue indoors and outdoors (COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and request attendees check-in at these venues).
- You must remain seated at your table unless you are ordering, using the toilets or entering and leaving the venue.
- Nightclubs and karaoke venues can open for seated food and drink service only. Dancefloors are closed.
- You must check in at the venue using the , regardless of the duration of your visit.
- If dining with people you don’t live with, you should also maintain good hand hygiene, and avoid physical contact and sharing food when you dine together.
Ways to stay safe:
- Always wash your hands before you leave, and when you return home.
- Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Never, ever go out if you are unwell unless it is to get tested.
- After you get tested, you must go straight home.
- Remember that the most important thing you can do is get tested, even if you have the mildest of symptoms.
- Get vaccinated.
Do I have to wear a face mask at work?
Yes, face masks are mandatory indoors (including at work) for anyone aged 12 and above, unless an exception applies.
As an employer, do I need to require my staff to wear face masks indoors?
Yes. You are required to ensure your employees wear face masks. Workplaces must still follow other relevant and industry-specific requirements that may be in place, such as appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if applicable. For more information about your sector, see .
Reviewed 27 July 2021