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COVID-19 Updates in Victoria

Please visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ for detailed information


Statement From The Acting Premier


Restrictions for regional Victoria

Check current restrictions in place since 11:59pm, Thursday 17 June, 2021.

From 11:59 pm on Thursday, 24 June 2021, if you live in regional Victoria:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.

  • There are no restrictions on travelling to metropolitan Melbourne.

  • You can have up to 15 people visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).

  • Patients at hospitals and care facilities can have two visitors at a time and up to five visitors per day. End of life patients can have two visitors at a time and there is no total limit per day.

  • Eased density limits apply at restaurants, venues, community and sporting facilities and other locations when a COVID Check-In Marshal is present.

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, except at your home or if a lawful exception applies.

  • Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5m from others.

  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.

  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria QR code app, no matter how long you spend at that location.

Social gatherings

  • Up to 15 people can visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).

  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 50 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

  • You aren’t required to work or study from home.

  • Schools and universities remain open.

  • Offices can have 75% capacity or 30 people, whichever is greater with a density limit of 1 person per 2 sqm.

Religion and ceremony

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed with density limits in place but there is no longer an overall venue cap. can have a wedding with up to 300 people at a venue. This limit includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant, and a photographer are in addition to the cap. If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.

  • Funerals are allowed with up to 300 people. This limit doesn’t include infants under 12 months of age, or the people required to conduct the funeral. If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.

  • There are no restrictions on those travelling from regional Victoria to metropolitan Melbourne for weddings and funerals.

Sport and recreation

  • Community sport continues for all ages, including training and competition. Spectators allowed within venue and density limits.

  • Indoor and outdoor physical recreation is open, with class sizes of up to 50 people, plus the trainers.

  • Maximum capacity of 300 people per indoor space and 1000 people per outdoor space for all community sport and physical recreation venues.

  • Equipment must be cleaned between uses. You should wear a face mask when physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, unless you are out of breath.

Retail and hospitality

  • Shops are open with density limits.

  • Beauty and personal care services are open with density limits. Workers must wear a face mask, but customers can remove their face mask during the service. 

  • Restaurants and cafes are open for seated service with density limits and no venue cap. There are no limits on group bookings. Food courts are open with density limits and no venue cap.

  • Eased density limits apply to retail and hospitality when a COVID Check-in Marshal is present.

Entertainment

  • Community facilities including libraries are open with density limits and no venue cap.

  • Bars, karaoke facilities and nightclubs are open with density limits and no venue cap.

  • Dancefloors are not permitted.

  • Entertainment venues such as cinemas can have 75% seated capacity and up to 300 people per indoor space. Density limits apply to indoor non-seated areas and a cap of 300 people per indoor space.

  • Outdoor spaces at entertainment venues can have 75% seated capacity and up to 1000 people per outdoor space. Density limits apply to outdoor non-seated areas.

  • There are no limits on group bookings.

  • Eased density limits apply to community facilities and entertainment venues when a COVID Check-in Marshal is present.

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