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Homes and property

Find information about how COVIDSafe Settings restrictions affect homes and property in Victoria.

Summary

From 11:59pm on Friday 9 April 2021, Victoria has further relaxed its COVIDSafe settings. These changes are designed to balance getting Victorians back to doing the things they love while keeping in place measures to protect all that Victorians have worked so hard for.

  • You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. For more information on when face masks must be worn, see When to wear a face mask.
  • Real estate auctions, inspections and display suites can operate by applying the 1 person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible floorspace rule. All agents must use electronic record keeping at all inspections and auctions through the free Victorian Government QR Code Service or Victorian Government Application Programming Interface (API) linked digital system (proprietors will have a 28-day compliance amnesty, until 23 April 2021).
  • Tradespeople can enter your home and are encouraged to maintain physical distancing, or wear a mask where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Can tradespeople come into my home?

Yes. Tradespeople are allowed to carry out repairs or improvements. You should keep at least 1.5 metres distance between you and the tradesperson where possible.

It is recommended you also wear a face mask when tradespeople are working in your home.

Minimise physical contact by paying with a direct bank transfer or contactless payment.

Can display suites open?

Yes. Display suites are open.

If you own or manage a retail business you can find advice and more information by visiting Retail trade (services) sector guidance. You must apply the one person per two square metres of accessible floorspace rule to ensure people have enough room to maintain 1.5 metres distance between them.

Display suite agents and operators must use electronic record keeping through the free Victorian Government QR Code Service or Victorian Government Application Programming Interface (API) linked digital system (proprietors will have a 28-day compliance amnesty, until 23 April 2021).

Reviewed 15 April 2021

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