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Victoria's COVIDSafe Summer for work.

COVIDSafe Summer — new restrictions apply from 11:59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021

From 11:59pm on Sunday 17 January face masks will no longer be mandatory in most public indoor settings.

  • Face masks continue to be mandatory in airports, hospitals, large retail stores over 2000 sqm, shopping centres, indoor markets, in taxis and rideshares, on public transport, and on domestic flights to and from Victoria.
  • You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.
  • It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

Find out more about COVIDSafe Summer restrictions.


COVIDSafe principles for business

  • ensure physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • wear a face mask
  • practise good hygiene
  • keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell
  • avoid interactions in close spaces
  • create workforce bubbles

All businesses must have a COVIDSafe plan for onsite operations.

Industry, food and personal services – COVIDSafe Summer

    • 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 Restart 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 limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping must be used. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if manual record keeping used. A hospitality venue can host up to 25 patrons before density limits apply.
    • 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 Restart 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: up to 25 per cent of workforce. Offices will be able to increase to 50 per cent from 11 January 2021 or – for workplaces with fewer than 40 staff, up to 20 staff onsite – subject to public health advice.
    • 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 Restart 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 Restart 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 limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limits of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping.
    • 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 Restart 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 limit 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 Restart 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 Restart 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 Summer

    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: private gathering limits apply, density limits of one per two square metres for communal spaces if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limits of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping.
    • 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 limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.  
    • Open with COVIDSafe requirements: density limit of one per four square metres and for the casino, up to 50 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: 75 per cent fixed seated capacity up to 1000 patrons, density limits of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping. 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: density limit of one per four square metres for all venues. Classes limited to 50 patrons and electronic record keeping is recommended. COVID Marshals required when staffed. When gyms are unstaffed, a density limit of one per eight 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: 50 per cent capacity up to 1000 patrons, density limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping. 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 limit of one per two square metres. Dance floors have density limit of one per four square metres and maximum of 50 patrons. 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: 75 per cent fixed seated capacity up to 1000 patrons, no density limits in seated areas. Density limit of one per two square metres in other areas and non-seated venues if using electronic record keeping. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping. 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 limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping must be used. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping. Masks must be used for transport.
    • Go to our sector guidance page for operational guidance and frequently asked questions.   

Community services - COVIDSafe Summer

    • 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*

      *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 Restart 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 limit of one per two square metres if using electronic record keeping must be used. Otherwise density limit of one per four square metres applies if using manual record keeping.

    • 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 Restart 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 Restart 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 19 January 2021

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