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COVIDSafe Settings in Victoria.

From 11:59 pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021, restrictions have changed:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • There are no restrictions on travelling across the state or to regional Victoria.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you should get tested for COVID-19.

Social gatherings

  • Private gatherings in the home are not permitted.
  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 10 people. A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Work and education

  • If you can work or study from home, you should continue to do so. If you can’t work from home or another suitable premise, you can go to work.
  • Offices can increase in attendance to 25% capacity or 10 people, whichever is greater.
  • Schools and early childcare are open.

Religion and ceremony

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed, with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm, and no more than 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space.
  • Places of worship are required to have a COVID Check-In Marshal monitoring patrons checking in using the Service Victoria app.
  • You can have a wedding with up to 50 people at a venue. This limit includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant, and a photographer are in addition to the cap.
  • Funerals are allowed with up to 50 people. This limit doesn’t include babies under 12 months of age, or the people required to conduct the funeral.

Sport and recreation

  • Community sport is open for all ages, including training and competition. This includes contact and non-contact sport. The minimum number of participants (players, coaches, referees, officials and carers/parents) needed to train or compete are permitted to attend.
  • Indoor and outdoor physical recreation is open, including gyms, with density requirements of 1 person per 4 sqm, and no more than 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space.
  • Class and group sizes may be up to 10 people, plus people required to conduct the activity (such as a trainer running a gym class).
  • Physical recreational facilities are required to have a COVID Check-In Marshal monitoring patrons checking in using the Service Victoria app.
  • Equipment must be cleaned between users. You must wear a face mask at all times, except when you are strenuously exercising and you are out of breath, or of another exception applies.
  • Operational food and drink facilities within a sport or recreation facility must comply with the density requirement of 1 person per 4sqm and a maximum of 100 people.

Retail and hospitality

  • 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.
  • Restaurants and cafes can open for seated service with up to 25 people before density requirements apply. 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. A limit on customers for seated service is in place to ensure everyone can keep 1.5 metres distance. 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) and a COVID Check-in Marshal must be present.
  • Restaurants and cafes are required to have a COVID Check-in Marshal monitoring patrons checking in using the Service Victoria app.

Entertainment

  • Community facilities including libraries can open with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm, with no more than 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space. Group sizes are limited to 10 people.
  • All entertainment and community facilities are required to have a COVID Check-in Marshal monitoring patrons checking-in using the Service Victoria app.
  • Bars, karaoke facilities and nightclubs are open with seated service only (dancefloor closed), a density requirement of 1 person per 4 sqm and a cap of 100 people per venue.
  • Indoor seated venues such as cinemas can have up to 100 people per space. Non-seated indoor venues have a density requirement of 1 person per 4 sqm and up to 100 people per space.

Face masks

Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors.

You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, the home of your intimate partner or if a lawful exception applies.

 

From 11:59pm Tuesday 3 August

Group limits will be removed from food and drink facilities, physical recreation and sport (including gym classes) and from tours and tour transport. 

An overall venue cap of 100 people and density limits will continue to apply to food and drink facilities, with a cap of 25 and no density limit for those that are less than 100 sqm. 

Limits of 100 people per indoor space and 300 per outdoor space will continue to apply to physical recreation facilities, as will density requirements. Venue capacity limits will apply to tour groups entering a venue

    Reviewed 02 August 2021

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