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Victoria's COVIDSafe Settings.

Victoria to further relax COVIDSafe Settings

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of COVIDSafe settings from Friday 28 May.

This includes lifting the one person per two square metre density quotient for small-to-medium sized venues.

From Friday 28 May 2021, it will be mandatory for customer-facing industries that require checking-in to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service. The full list of industries can be found at Checking in with QR Codes

The Victorian Government QR Code Service is convenient for Victorians and gives contact tracers access to the best data quickly.

Venues and facilities currently using a Victorian Government Application Programming Interface (API) linked digital record keeping system must switch to the Victorian Government QR Service by Friday 28 May 2021. For instructions on how to switch, please go to Register to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service.

Read the media release.

 


COVIDSafe Principles for business

Every Victorian business that is open must have a COVIDSafe Plan.
Businesses should apply the Six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces.

  • practice physical distancing, where possible
  • wear a face mask
  • practise good hygiene
  • keep electronic records and act quickly
  • avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
  • create workforce bubbles.

Electronic record keeping

From Friday 28 May 2021, it will be mandatory for customer-facing industries that require checking-in to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service. The full list of industries can be found at Checking in with QR Codes

The Victorian Government QR Code Service is convenient for Victorians and gives contact tracers access to the best data quickly.

Venues and facilities currently using a Victorian Government Application Programming Interface (API) linked digital record keeping system must switch to the Victorian Government QR Service by Friday 28 May 2021. For instructions on how to switch, please go to Register to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service.

Venues are responsible for ensuring workers and visitors always check-in and that electronic records are up to date. Find out more information on the venues and businesses where electronic record keeping is required.

Industry, food and personal services – COVIDSafe Settings

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See each industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres.  Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres. A hospitality venue can host up to 25 patrons before the density quotient apply. Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: on-site office work no longer capped, for both public and private sectors.  
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres. Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres. Record keeping required where practical and electronic preferred.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.   
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See the industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    

Tourism, culture, entertainment, events, sport and recreation - COVIDSafe Settings

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: private gathering limits apply, density quotient of one per two square metres for communal spaces. Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.  
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.  
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres.  Electronic record keeping must be used. 
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.  
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres and for the casino, up to 75 per cent of casino area capacity. Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Includes cinemas, performing arts and music venues.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: capacity limits and density quotient restrictions apply. Electronic record keeping must be used. Venues with capacity over 500 must publish COVIDSafe Plan. Events are subject to the Public Events Framework.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Includes gyms, fitness centres and studios.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: capacity limits and density quotient restrictions apply. Electronic record keeping must be used. COVID Marshals required when staffed. When gyms are unstaffed, a density limit of one per four square metres applies. Signage must state the number of people permitted inside, disinfectant must be supplied for use by patrons, and record keeping is required.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.  
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: capacity limits and density quotient restrictions apply. Electronic record keeping must be used. Venues with capacity over 500 must publish COVIDSafe Plan. Events are subject to the Public Events Framework.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.   
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres. Electronic record keeping must be used.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions
    • Includes zoos and outdoor cinemas.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: capacity limits and density quotient restrictions apply. Electronic record keeping must be used. Venues with capacity over 500 must publish COVIDSafe Plan. Events are subject to the Public Events Framework.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres.  Electronic record keeping must be used. Masks must be used for transport.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.   

Community services - COVIDSafe Settings

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: drivers and passengers must wear face masks and electronic record keeping must be in place.*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See each industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density quotient of one per two square metres. Electronic record keeping must be used.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    
    • Includes frontline COVID response activities.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

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    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See each industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: drivers and passengers must wear face masks*

      *The Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions impose some extra obligations on these industries or on parts of these industries, such as daily cleaning, pre-shift health declarations, surveillance testing, and COVID Marshals. These obligations vary between industries. See each industry’s Industry Guidelines for more detail on additional obligations.

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.    

Reviewed 12 May 2021

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