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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Changes To Pandemic Management – 11:59 on Wednesday 12 October

Sources: Statement from the Premier

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, 12 October, the pandemic declaration will end – and Victorians will no longer be required to isolate after testing positive to COVID-19, with isolation for positive cases now strongly recommended.

Requirements for close contacts like continually testing negative on a rapid antigen test will become strong recommendations – joining the strong recommendation to wear a mask indoors, which will remain in place.

  

Changes to COVID Rules from 11.59pm Friday 24 June 2022

Minister for Health Martin Foley has made some changes to pandemic orders to allow Victorians to live safely with COVID-19 while reducing transmission and hospitalisations. These changes to the pandemic orders come into effect from 11.59pm Friday 24 June.

Category

Key changes to pandemic orders

Face mask

  • Masks must still be worn on public transport, taxis, ride shares, and planes. However, masks are not required at the airport.
  • Masks are also still required in sensitive settings such as hospitals and care facilities.

Isolation and quarantine for positive cases

  • Isolation period remains the same – 7 days
  • They leave home to drive a household member directly to or from education or work without leaving their vehicle.
  • hey can also leave home to get medical care, a COVID-19 test, or in an emergency, including the risk of harm.

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Workers who interact with a vulnerable person will still require three COVID-19 vaccine doses. This includes residential aged care and disability care, healthcare, and custodial and emergency services, including police.
  • Government imposed third dose mandates in education, food distribution, meat and seafood processing and quarantine accommodation sectors will be lifted.
  • General workers to work from home, unless they are double-vaccinated are lifted. Employers will still be able to set their own workplace conditions.
  • Vaccination policies will be the responsibility of individual workplaces.

Others

  • Visitor caps to care facilities, including residential aged care and disability are removed, with residents able to see any number of people as long as they test negative on a rapid antigen test that day.​​​​​​​



Changes to Victoria’s Covid rules From 11.59pm on Friday, April 22

  • Patrons won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
  • The requirement for staff and patrons of venues to check-in using the Service Victoria app will end, with operators not required to keep any attendance records or maintain a check-in marshal.
  • Masks will no longer be required in primary schools, early childhood, hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size.
  • Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine — provided they wear a mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.
  • All visitor restrictions in hospitals will be removed except for mask requirements, with health services able to tailor their own settings based on their own circumstances.
  • Events with more than 30,000 people will no longer require public health pre-approval.
  • International travellers who are symptom-free will be recommended but not required to get a PCR or rapid test on arrival, and unvaccinated travellers will no longer complete 7 days’ quarantine. Pre-departure tests for unvaccinated air crew will also be lifted.
  • People are exempt from testing or quarantine for 12 weeks if they’ve had Covid-19 — up from 8 weeks.
  • Individuals will be required to notify their workplace contacts, in addition to informing their social contacts. Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker.

Anyone who tests positive for the virus will still be required to isolate for a week.

Vaccine mandates will remain; however, Chief health officer Brett Sutton recommended a transition away from these mandates over time, with the government set work this out with each individual industry.



COVID Advice & Summary as of 8 March 2022

Category

Requirements

Density quotient

  • No density limits apply to weddings, funerals and religious services at a place of worship

Vaccination

  • Checking of vaccination status does not apply to weddings, funerals and religious services at a place of worship
  • mandatory double vaccination still applies for authorised paid and volunteer workers
  1. COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) Order

QR code

  • QR code check-ins at places of worship, weddings and funerals are no longer required

Face masks

  • Wearing of face masks is not required at places of worship
  • Masks are recommended for other workers serving or facing members of the public (for example, if you are at reception, meeting guests or serving customers)

Face masks – when to wear a face mask: Where face masks are required

Improve ventilation and keep spaces clean

It is recommended that businesses open windows and outside doors where possible to ventilation. This encourages air flow from outside to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. Work with your building owner or manager to improve ventilation.

Shared and public spaces should be regularly cleaned to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Cleaning information for businesses, managers and cleaners is available at: COVID-19 cleaning guidelines for workplaces

Respond to a symptomatic person or a COVID-19 case in the workplace

Places of worship must respond quickly to a symptomatic person or a COVID-19 case in their workplace. This will limit further exposure and reduce potential outbreaks.

A worker who is a close contact may be able to work in limited circumstances and under strict conditions during their self-quarantine period. For more information regarding the self-quarantine exemption, visit Checklist for COVID contacts.

For advice about what to do if a worker tests positive to COVID-19, or they have been told they are a close contact see: Your COVID Checklist.

COVID Safe Plan

Churches will still need to maintain a CovidSafe plan.

Communion Service, Baptism, Potlucks and others

 

 

 Link to DHHS Victoria

COVID-19 Update 6 January, 2022: Steps To Reduce Testing Queues And Transmission

Source: Statement from the Premier

 

Category 

 Requirement

Testing

·    Under new pandemic orders that come into effect at 11.59pm tonight, people who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be consideredprobable cases and be subject to the same requirements as confirmed cases from a PCR test – they must isolate immediately for seven days and notify their contacts.

·    It will be mandatory to report the result of a positive RAT to the Department of Health through an online form or by phone – ensuring people can access the care and information they need, including monitoring for worsening symptoms and financial support for isolation. The online and phone reporting system will go live on 7 January 2022.

·    A PCR test continues to be recommended for people who test positive on a RAT but don’t have symptoms and who aren’t contacts. Due to the increased accuracy of RATs in higher-risk groups, PCR tests will be discouraged for contacts or people with symptoms.

·    It is strongly recommended that if possible, you undertake a RAT prior to visiting aged care facilities or hospitals.

Density quotient

density quotient of one person per two square metres be introduced indoors at hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, along with entertainment venues including arcades and amusement parks  across Victoria.

Working and studying

The strong recommendation to work from home and study from home for adult education if you will remain in place until Australia Day – this will continue to be assessed.

All other control measures

All other previous updates/ control measures are still in place:

·    Wearing of facemask indoors 

·    Signing in using QR Code

·    Vaccination requirement for workers and authorised workers

·    Having COVID Safe Plan

·    Adhering to hygienic practices including social distancing of 1.5 meters.

 

 

 

Effective 15 December, 2021, at 11:59 PM

With more than 92 per cent of eligible Victorians double dose vaccinated, coronavirus restrictions are being updated to ensure Victorians enjoy more freedoms this festive season, keeping themselves and their families safe while the Omicron variant is monitored and investigated.

Category

Requirements

Comments

Vaccination Requirements

Patrons (members, customers, clients) will no longer need to show vaccination status at the following venues:

  • Non-essential retail, except for hair and beauty
  • Real estate inspections and auctions
  • Places of worship
  • Wedding and funerals unless the venue where the wedding or funeral is held still has a vaccination mandate, e.g., hospitality venues
  • Workers at these venues still must be vaccinated. i.e. authorised workers.
  • If the ceremony (religious ceremonies) is at a hospitality setting, vaccine requirements will apply.
  • Vaccination mandate will now apply to those 18 years and over, not from 12 years and over.
 

Masks

  • Masks remain in indoor retail and the other high-risk settings like hospitals and aged care.
  • Masks will no longer need to be worn at weddings, funerals, or ceremonial settings.
 

Cleaning

  • There will no longer be cleaning requirements in workplaces

This is due to mounting international evidence that coronavirus is an airborne or droplet-borne disease and the likelihood of becoming infected by touching a surface is very low risk.

Hospitality

  • Under the pandemic orders, restaurants, cafes are still only open to fully vaccinated patrons and staff. Workers are required to wear masks.

This is applied to ADRA community meals and churches providing similar services. The only exception is where vaccination status is not checked,  a cap of maximum 50 patrons is required.

What does this mean for places of worship?

  • No cap requirement
  • No vaccination verification required for members (Authorised workers still required to be vaccinated.)
  • No mask requirements

 

 Link to DHHS Victoria

Update 18 November, 2021: COVID-19 Restrictions Changes and Updates Starting Thursday 18 November at 11:59 PM

Sources:

Statement from the Premier

 

Category

Restrictions’ Changes & Updates

The vaccinated economy will remain, as will masks in some high-risk settings – as both are important in reducing risk as we get back to normal.

Face masks

  • Masks will continue to be required in retail until December 15.
  • Masks will still be required for primary school staff and visitors and for students in years 3 to 6, for workers serving the public at hospitality venues, for workers and customers at indoor retail, for visitors and select workers in hospitals or care facilities, and for people using public transport, taxi/rideshare and planes and anywhere it is difficult to maintain social distance.
  • All others: masks are not mandatory indoors or outdoors

Social gathering

  • No limits to the number of people who can gather in the home and outdoors.

Work 

  • Fully vaccinated people can return to on-site work.

Religion and ceremonies

  • No density limits for fully vaccinated
  • A maximum of 50 people if vaccination status is not being checked. Masks will be required for unvaccinated services indoors. The cap at funerals doesn’t include those required to conduct the funeral and the cap at weddings doesn’t include the marrying couple, celebrant or photographer.

Quarantine and isolation 

  • From 11:59pm tonight, the vast majority of people who come into contact with a confirmed positive case outside their home won’t have to self-quarantine. These contacts will be required to get a standard (PCR) test and isolate until they get a negative result.
  • Cases are required to notify their workplace, school or childcare about their positive result. Once informed by the case, workplaces will also have to identify and notify employees and sub-contractors – but not customers – who were exposed to advise them to get tested.
  • School and workplace contacts presenting to testing centres for their PCR test will also be offered Victorian-funded rapid antigen tests (RATs) for recommended use before entering sensitive settings.
  • the changes effectively mean the end of mandatory deep cleaning, and the Departmental ‘clearance’ process. They will self-manage their exposure in line with public health guidance. However, COVIDSafe practices are strongly encouraged and a COVIDSafe plan is still required.
  • Individuals who test positive are strongly recommended to tell the social contacts they have spent time with and encourage them to get tested. The Department will not trace or manage these contacts. With a simple call-to-action, the advice can move faster when the individual is empowered to do it among the people they know.
  • People who live with someone who has COVID-19 pose the highest transmission risk. Household contacts who have had more than four hours of contact with a case inside a household, accommodation or care setting must isolate for 7 days if fully vaccinated or 14 days if not fully vaccinated, with a PCR test required on day 0 and for release.
  • If children under 12 are household contacts, they will be considered fully vaccinated if everyone else in their household aged over 12 is fully vaccinated.
  • Workers exposed at work, and children who are exposed at school or early childhood centres, will need to show a negative PCR test result to return to work or school – with recommended Rapid Antigen Testing(RAT) testing thereafter.

Rule Changes for the Unvaccinated

  • Allowed to attend a private or public gathering, but it is strongly recommended that you be vaccinated.
  • You may attend a religious gathering, wedding or funeral of fewer than 50 people if vaccination status is not being checked.
  • Unvaccinated Victorians are banned from:

·        All hospitality and entertainment venues, including restaurants, and cafes.

·        Non-essential retail, including department stores

·        Major events, such as festivals and concerts

·        Hairdressing, beauty and personal care

·        Creative and community facilities, such as a library

·        Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals (unless there are fewer than 50 people)

·        Travelling interstate without having to quarantine

·        Returning to the office or on-site work

 

 Link to DHHS Victoria

Update 24 October, 2021: STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM FRIDAY 6:00 PM 29 OCTOBER 2021

Sources:

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category Victoria (State-wide)
Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home 

·   Travel from Melbourne to regional Victoria will be allowed.·   Interstate Borders:

  • Red Zone – to test on arrival and isolate until negative result for fully vaccinated
  • Orange zone – no further obligations for fully vaccinated

·   International Travel:

  • From 1 Nov, fully vaccinated arrivals, no quarantine, test within 24 hours
Private Gathering – 10 people including dependants can visit your home per day. To ensure this is done safely, it’s highly recommended that Victorians only permit people aged 12 years and over who are fully vaccinated to visit them at home.
Public Gathering –  Up to 30 people outdoors including dependants. Vaccination strongly recommended.
Face masks: Face coverings: Required indoors only
Religious Ceremonies/Weddings/Funerals

·   Fully vaccinated:

  • Indoors DQ4, no cap
  • Outdoors DQ2 and 500 cap

·   Unknow vaccination status

  • Unknown vaccination status: 30 people per facility (and those necessary to conduct funeral), DQ4 (believed it’s both indoors and outdoors the same cap)
Work

Work:·   Work from home if you can; OR

·   Go to work if you are fully vaccinated

·   DQ2 for areas non-accessible to public

·   Masks must be worn indoors in workplaces.

Education and childcare Schools: On-site learning for all levels with safety measures in place
Accommodation

Accommodation:·   Open, in line with private gathering limits

·   Vaccination strongly recommended

 

 

Link to DHHS Victoria

Victoria’s Roadmap and Vaccine Passports

The Victorian State Government released a Roadmap outlining some easing of restrictions for the coming months.  

Metro Roadmap 

Regional Victoria Roadmap 

Below is a summary of how the roadmaps relate to Places of Worship over the next 3 months.  Note: more detail will become available in coming weeks that will clarify questions arising from this overall summary. 

CURRENT  

  • Metro  

Closed – live broadcast only (teams of 5 max) 

  • Regional Vic     

Allowed with up to 20 persons per facility, using a 4sqm density quotient

  AT 70% of 16yrs+ FULLY VACCINATED (indicative date of 26th October) 

  • Metro 

Outdoor services only – 50 fully vaccinated people, 4sqm density quotient,  20 people with unknown vaccination status, 4sqm density quotient 

  • Regional Vic  
  • Indoor services – 30 fully vaccinated people, 4sqm density quotient, 
  • Outdoor services – 100 fully vaccinated people, 2sqm density quotient, 20 people with unknown vaccination status, 4sqm density quotient 

AT 80% of 16yrs+ FULLY VACCINATED (indicative date of 5th November) 

Metro and Regional Vic     

  • Indoor services – 150 fully vaccinated people, 4sqm density quotient  
  • Outdoor services – 500 fully vaccinated people, 2sqm density quotient,

20 people with unknown vaccination (outdoor/indoor TBA)

(Note: easing at 70% and 80% fully vaccinated will be subject to health system capacity).

 

STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

Metropolitan Melbourne &  The City of Ballarat (Changes are highlighted in Yellow)

Regional Victoria (Changes are highlighted in Yellow)

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curfew: Metro Melbourne Only. From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

 

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

socialize or exercise (up to four hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household). Up to five people may gather from two households may socialize or exercise if everyone over age of 18 have had two vaccination doses

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 10km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination if the appointment is at an adjacent LGA

Stay at home requirement:

•no stay-at-home requirement

•removal of 5km travel limit

 

Intrastate travel limit:

•allowed across regional Victoria

•movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria restricted to specified purposes:

•necessary goods and services (provided facility is closest facility to place of residence)

•care or compassionate reasons (including bubble buddy/ intimate partner/)

•authorised work/education

•other specified reasons e.g. moving home

  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination if the appointment is at an adjacent LGA

Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors have had a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field. Workers are highly recommended to take a COVID test prior to arrival at the resorts.

 

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings:

•Permitted for personal training for up to two people plus the trainer

•Public gathering for social interaction for up to two people from separate households

•Public gathering of up to five people from two households if all persons aged 18 years or older have received two vaccine doses

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

 

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

•Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place

•A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

Work: If you can work from home, you should work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day careClosed but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers and children of single parents  if they cannot be supervised at home.

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers.

Early learning centres, kindergarten, childcare, family day care:

•open for regional Victorian children

•open to children of metropolitan Melbourne authorised workers, single parents and vulnerable children

•twice weekly PCR testing for childcare workers moving between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

 

Schools:

•open for Prep to Grade 2 and Year 12 only. Remote learning for other levels

open to children of metropolitan Melbourne authorized workers and vulnerable children

•twice weekly PCR testing for teachers moving between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

•density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies in non-student areas. Face mask requirements apply to everyone 12 years and over

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people, must be the same five people each time.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted with up to 20 persons per venue (and those workers necessary to conduct the ceremony)

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people(and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap             

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): ): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the wedding). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Community facilities

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Open: with maximum of 20 people per facility

Accommodation (Non-school camps fall under this category)

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Open to people who live in regional area. Bookings permitted for single

households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

Outdoor physical recreation & sport

 

 

 

Open: From 2/9 at 11:59 PM Outdoor playgrounds for children under 12 years with one parent/carer. Parent/carer cannot take mask off to eat or drink while supervising their children playing. QR code check in required.

Outdoor playgrounds, communal gym equipment and skateparks: Open Outdoor personal training: Allowed with up to 10 people and a trainer

Community sport: Permitted outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children

Community recreation facilities: Outdoors only with up to 20 people per facility.

 

 

STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2021

Sources:

Statement From The Minister of Health

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

 

 

Category

 

Metropolitan Melbourne &  Shepparton settings

 

 

Regional Victoria

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curfew: Metro Melbourne Only.From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

 

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

•exercise (up to two hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household)

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Stay at home requirement:

•no stay-at-home requirement

•removal of 5km travel limit

 

Intrastate travel limit:

•allowed across regional Victoria

•movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria restricted to specified purposes:

•necessary goods and services (provided facility is closest facility to place of residence)

•care or compassionate reasons (including bubble buddy/ intimate partner/)

•authorised work/education

•other specified reasons e.g. moving home

 

Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors have had a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field. Workers are highly recommended to take a COVID test prior to arrival at the resorts.

 

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

•Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place

•A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

Work: If you can work from home, you should work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day careClosed but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers and children of single parents  if they cannot be supervised at home.

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers.

Early learning centres, kindergarten, childcare, family day care:

•open for regional Victorian children

•open to children of metropolitan Melbourne authorised workers, single parents and vulnerable children

•twice weekly PCR testing for childcare workers moving between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

 

Schools:

•open for Prep to Grade 2 and Year 12 only. Remote learning for other levels

open to children of metropolitan Melbourne authorized workers and vulnerable children

•twice weekly PCR testing for teachers moving between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

•density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies in non-student areas. Face mask requirements apply to everyone 12 years and over

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people, must be the same five people each time.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted with up to 20 persons per venue (and those workers necessary to conduct the ceremony)

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people(and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap             

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): ): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the wedding). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Community facilities

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Open: with maximum of 20 people per facility

Accommodation (Non-school camps fall under this category)

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Open to people who live in regional area. Bookings permitted for single

households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

Outdoor physical recreation & sport

 

 

 

Open: From 2/9 at 11:59 PM Outdoor playgrounds for children under 12 years with one parent/carer. Parent/carer cannot take mask off to eat or drink while supervising their children playing. QR code check in required.

Outdoor playgrounds, communal gym equipment and skateparks: Open Outdoor personal training: Allowed with up to 10 people and a trainer

Community sport: Permitted outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children

Community recreation facilities: Outdoors only with up to 20 people per facility.

 

STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

 

Sources:

Statement From The Minister of Health

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

 

Category

 

Metropolitan Melbourne settings

 

 

Regional Victoria

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curfew: From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

 

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

•exercise (up to two hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household)

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

No Curfew in Regional Victoria

 

 

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

•exercise (up to two hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household)

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 

 

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or ifan exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

 

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

•recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

 

 

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

•Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place

•A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

•Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place

•A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day careClosedbut open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers if they cannot be supervised at home.

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers.

Early learning centres, childcare, family day careClosed but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers if they cannot be supervised at home.

 

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers.

 

 

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people, must be the same five people each time.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people,must be the same five people each time.

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Community facilities

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Accommodation (Non-school camps fall under this category)

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Outdoor physical recreation & sport

 

 

 

Open: From 2/9 at 11:59 PM Outdoor playgrounds for children under 12 years with one parent/carer. Parent/carer cannot take mask off to eat or drink while supervising their children playing. QR code check in required.

Open: From 2/9 at 11:59 PM Outdoor playgrounds for children under 12 years with one parent/carer. Parent/carer cannot take mask off to eat or drink while supervising their children playing. QR code check in required.

Work permit

Required. The same way as August 2020

Required. The same way as August 2020

Authorised provider and authorised worker list

 

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE RESTRICTIONS FROM 9.00PM MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2021

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

Metropolitan Melbourne settings

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Curfew: From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

•exercise (up to two hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household)

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

Education and childcare

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

•Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place

•A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers.

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people, must be the same five people each time.

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Community facilities

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Accommodation (Non-school camps fall under this category)

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Work permit

Required. The same way as August 2020

  

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE AND REGIONAL VICTORIA RESTRICTIONS FROM 11 AUGUST TILL 19 AUGUST, 11:59PM

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

Metropolitan Melbourne settings – lockdown restrictions continue without change

Regional Victoria settings – from 11.59pm, Monday 9 August 2021

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home unless:

•shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

•exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)

•receive a COVID-19 vaccination

•other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

•to return home

•to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

•to visit an intimate partner

•to visit a person in your “single bubble”

•allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

•work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

•care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Stay at home requirement:

•No stay at home requirement.

Intra-state travel limit:

•Cannot travel to metropolitan Melbourne except for a permitted reason

•Travel permitted in regional Victoria with no limit on the distance you can travel

•Must follow metropolitan Melbourne restrictions when in metropolitan Melbourne.

•It is strongly recommended that anyone travelling to an Alpine resort has a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to entering the resort.

Vic-NSW Cross border community residents must also follow: NSW has been designated an extreme risk zone. Border community residents in an extreme risk zone can enter Victoria without a permit but only for the following permitted reasons:

•necessary goods and services, including medical care and getting a COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccine

•caregiving or compassionate reasons

•paid or voluntary work

•education (including childcare and early childhood services)

•sport and exercise at a sporting club or at a physical recreation facility (excluding alpine resorts)

•visiting an intimate partner

•moving house, inspecting a property or attending an auction

•driving someone who cannot drive themselves for one of the above reasons

•travelling between places in Victoria where it is easier to travel through NSW

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted up to a maximum of 10 people

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

Face coverings:

•must be carried at all times

•must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

•Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work

Work: If you can work from home, you should work from home

•Office work permitted up to 25 per cent or a limit of 10 people, whichever is greater

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers

Schools: onsite learning open to all students

•A density limit of 1 person per 4sqm applies, except in spaces used by students

•Masks required indoors and outdoors by children 12 years and over in high school

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted for up to five people

Religious facilities:

•Indoor patron cap of 100 people and outdoor patron cap of 300 people per venue (excluding those required to conduct religious ceremonies)

•Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies indoors and outdoors

•A COVID Check-In Marshal must be present

•A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before density quotient applies

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with a maximum of 50 mourners (plus those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with a maximum of 50 people (excluding those required to conduct the wedding, i.e. authorised celebrant)

Dance floors closed.

Community facilities

Closed. Open for click and collect and essential services only.

Community facilities:

•Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

•Maximum 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space.

•COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in

Accommodation (nom school camps fall under this category)

Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Accommodation: Open. Bookings permitted for single households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

 

 

Update August 05, 2021: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – 08.00PM THURSDAY 05 AUGUST 2021 FOR SEVEN DAYS

 

Sources:

Statement From The Minister of Health

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

 

Category

Restrictions (All Victoria)

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home unless:

·  shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

·  caregiving or compassionate reasons

·  authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate. click here to view

·  exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)

·  receive a vaccination

·  other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 

Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

·  to return home

·  to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

·  to visit an intimate partner

·  to visit a person in your “single bubble”

·  allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

·  work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

·  care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Face coverings:

·  must be carried at all times

·  must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exemption applies

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

·  Authorised workplaces and workers . click here to view

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children and the children of essential workers.

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Public events and business events

Events: Cannot proceed under these settings. Exception for professional sport where no crowds are present

Accommodation

Private camps fall under this. Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

 

 

CHANGES TO RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM TUESDAY 27 JULY

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

State-wide changes

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home requirement:

  • No stay-at-home requirement.
  • Removal of 5km travel limit.

Intrastate travel limit:

  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted.
  • Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors and workers have had a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field.

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times.
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home or if an exception applies.

Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted. Intimate partner visits/single bubble permitted.

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people.

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Education and childcare

Schools: Open.

  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies in non-student areas. Face mask requirements apply to everyone 12 years and over

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 100 people indoors and up to 300 people outdoors.

  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.
  • A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before density quotient applies.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap. COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married and two witnesses. The celebrant and photographer are not included in the cap). COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in. Dancefloors not permitted.

Community facilities

Community facilities:

  • Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Maximum 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space. Maximum group size: 10 people
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in

Accommodation (Camping related)

Accommodation: Open. Bookings permitted for single households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

 

 

 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – 11.59PM THURSDAY 15 JULY TO 11.59PM TUESDAY 27 JULY 2021 11.59PM

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

Restrictions (All Victoria)

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home unless:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate. Click here to view
  • exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)
  • receive a vaccination
  • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

  • to return home
  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Face coverings:

  • must be carried at all times
  • must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exemption applies

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family daycare: Open

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children and the children of essential workers.

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Public events and business events

Events: Cannot proceed under these settings. Exception for professional sport where no crowds are present

Accommodation

Private camps fall under this. Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

 
 

 

 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – 11.59 PM THURSDAY 15 JULY TO 11.59 PM TUESDAY 20 JULY 2021

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Category

Restrictions (All Victoria)

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home unless:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate. click here to view
  • exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)
  • receive a vaccination
  • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

  • to return home
  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Face coverings:

  • must be carried at all times
  • must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exemption applies

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

 

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open

Schools: Remote learning for most students but open to vulnerable children and the children of essential workers.

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted

Funerals

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Public events and business events

Events: Cannot proceed under these settings. Exception for professional sport where no crowds are present

Accommodation

Private camps fall under this. Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59 PM THURSDAY 8 July 2021

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per the Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms). Restrictions apply based on location and no longer follow a person if they travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Remember to always check in at every venue using the Service Vic QR Code app.

Category

Regional Victoria

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home requirement:

  • No stay-at-home requirement

Intrastate travel limit:

  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria unrestricted

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors, however not required in schools or in workplaces that are not public facing (e.g. office work), or if an exception applies. i.e Masks will no longer be required at workplaces, especially in situations where staff do not interact with the public. Masks will still be required in roles where a person interacts with the general public
  • Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to 15 visitors per day together or separately, including dependants (infants under 12 months not included in the cap)

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 50 people

 

Work: Work from home requirement removed. Office work – 75 per cent return or up to 30 people if total workplace is 40 or less, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open. Density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm applies, except in areas used by students

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No overarching venue limit. Density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm applies when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies

Funerals

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 300 people plus those necessary to conduct the funeral, subject to venue density limits. Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with 300 people subject to venue density limits. Dancefloors not permitted

Community facilities

Community facilities:

  • Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
  • No overarching venue cap. No group limits

QR Code

Required

Kiosk check in

Optional

Clarification on Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings COVID Check-in Marshal

“Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No overarching venue limit. Density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm applies when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies”

The COVID Marshals are required in certain industries. Places of worship are not required to have COVID Marshals. However, in the last COVID Update 23/6/2021, the Vic Gov introduced a COVID Check-in Marshal for places of worship.

A COVID Marshal ensures COVIDSafe Plans and High-Risk COVIDSafe Plans are implemented. Marshals provide advice on:

  • physical distancing measures
  • hygiene measures
  • ensure adequate ventilation
  • keeping accurate and robust records (which can be audited)
  • updating COVIDSafe Plans when necessary

When it comes to the places of worship, the COVID Check-in Marshal will be responsible to ensure members sign in using the QR Code. In the case a church doesn’t have a COVID Check-in Marshal, then the density quotient of I person per 4sqm applies.

Recommendation:

To maximize the number of members attending our churches  and take an advantage of the density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm, please :

  • nominate/roster deacons to take care of this responsibility
  • Amend the local church COVID Safe Plan to reflect their names and their responsibility

Who could be a COVID Check-in Marshal for a church?

  • Any Deacon in Office
  • Any Church member in Office
  • Any other nominated delegate by local church board

 

 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 24 JUNE, 2021

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per the Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms). Restrictions apply based on location and no longer follow a person if they travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Remember to always check in at every venue using the Service Vic QR Code app.

Category

Metro Melbourne

Regional Victoria

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home requirement:

  • No stay-at-home requirement

Intrastate travel limit:

  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria unrestricted
  • Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted. Visitors are recommended to have had a COVID test within 72 hours and a negative test prior to arriving in the Alpine region. Children under 12 years not included

Stay at home requirement:

  • No stay-at-home requirement

Intrastate travel limit:

  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria unrestricted

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to 15 visitors per day together or separately, including dependants (infants under 12 months not included in the cap)

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to 15 visitors per day together or separately, including dependants (infants under 12 months not included in the cap)

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 50 people

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 50 people

 

Work: Work from home requirement removed. Office work – 75 per cent return or up to 30 people if total workplace is 40 or less, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

Work: Work from home requirement removed. Office work – 75 per cent return or up to 30 people if total workplace is 40 or less, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies, except in areas used by students

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open. Density quotient of 1 person per 2sqm applies, except in areas used by students

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 300 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies. No group limits

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No overarching venue limit. Density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm applies when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies

Funerals

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 300 people plus those necessary to conduct the funeral, subject to venue density limits. Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 300 people plus those necessary to conduct the funeral, subject to venue density limits. Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with 300 people subject to venue density limits. Dancefloors not permitted

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with 300 people subject to venue density limits. Dancefloors not permitted

Community facilities

Community facilities:

  • Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Maximum venue cap 300 people. No group limits

Venues less than 600sqm can operate with lesser of density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm or venue cap of 150 patrons provided they have a COVID Check-in Marshal at the entrance to require check in

Community facilities:

  • Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
  • No overarching venue cap. No group limits

QR Code

Required

Required

Kiosk check in

Optional

Optional

 

Update June 16, 2021: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 17 JUNE

Sources:

Statement From The Acting Premier 

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Religion & ceremonies FAQ – Metro Melbourne

Religion & ceremonies FAQ – Regional Victoria

 

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per the Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms). Restrictions apply based on location and no longer follow a person if they travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

 

Category

 

 

Regional Victoria

 

Metropolitan Melbourne

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home requirement:

·No stay-at-home requirement

 

Intra-state travel limit:

·Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria unrestricted

Stay at home requirement:

·No stay-at-home requirement

 

Intra-state travel limit:

·Removal of 25km travel limit

·Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted

·Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted providing visitors have had a COVID test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne. Children under 2 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field

Face coverings:

·Must be carried at all times

·Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

·Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

·Must be carried at all times

·Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

·Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to five adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to two adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap)

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 50 people

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 20 people

Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 75 per cent return or up to 30 people if total workplace is 40 or less

Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 50 per cent return or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 300 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Funerals

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 100 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses). Dancefloors not permitted

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses). Dancefloors not permitted

Care Facility Visitors

Visitor restrictions:

·No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support

Visit from a prospective resident is permitted with no more than one person accompanying

·Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Visitor restrictions:

·No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support

·Visit from a prospective resident is permitted with no more than one person accompanying

·Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Community facilities

Community facilities:

·Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

·Maximum venue capacity 300 people

·Maximum group size: 50 people

 

Venues less than 600sqm can operate with lesser of density quotient of 1 person per 2 or venue cap of 150 patrons provided they have a COVID Marshal at the entrance to confirm ‘green tick’ check in before entry

Community facilities:

·Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

·Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 75 people indoors. Maximum group size: 10 people

QR Code

Required

Required

Update June 9,  2021: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 10 JUNE

Link to DHHS Victoria

Sources:

Statement From The Acting Premier

Authorised provider and authorised worker list

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

 

 Category 

Regional Victoria

 Metro Melbourne

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Can leave home for any reason

 You cannot travel to metropolitan Melbourne, except for:

  • work or education
  • necessary goods and services
  • care and compassionate reasons
  • to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the nearest vaccination centre to home

Can leave home for any reason

 Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 25km from place of primary residence. Travel limit does not apply:

  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 25kms from home
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • for work and education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 You cannot travel to regional Victoria, except for:

  • work or education
  • necessary goods and services (if they cannot be accessed within 25km of home)
  • care and compassionate reasons
  • to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the nearest vaccination centre to home

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to two adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap)

Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 20 people

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 50 per cent return or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less

Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less

Education and childcare

  • Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open
  • Schools: Open
  • Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open
  • Schools: Open

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 50 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Funerals

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with no more than 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

 

 

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Community facilities

Community facilities:

  • Open
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 75 people indoors
  • Maximum group size: 10 people

Community facilities:

  • Open
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
  • Maximum venue capacity 50 people
  • Maximum group size: 10 people

QR Code

Mandatory

Mandatory

 

Update June 2,2021 – COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 3 JUNE TO 11.59PM THURSDAY 10 JUNE

7-day circuit breaker restrictions summary

On the advice of Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton, the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne for a further seven days, with some small changes, giving a full 14 days or a full cycle of the virus.

Statement from the Acting Premier 

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

 Category

 Regional Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home 

 

Can leave home for any reason

Stay home unless:

·  shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)

·  caregiving or compassionate reasons

·  authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate

·  exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)

·  receive a COVID-19 vaccination

·  other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

 

Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 10km from place of primary residence, except:

·  to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 10km from home.

·  to visit an intimate partner

·  to visit a person in your “single bubble”

·  allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education

·  work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

·  care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply

Face masks

Face coverings:

·  Must be carried at all times

·  Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

·  Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

·  Must be carried at all times

·  Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

Private gatherings

·  Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

·  Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Work

·  Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Capacity limits in workplaces such as offices capped at 50% or 20 people, whichever is greater

·  Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home. Authorised workplaces and workers defined below

Education and childcare

·  Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

·  Schools: Return to face-to-face learning for all year levels

·  Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools:

·  Open to students enrolled in Year 11 and 12, and other students enrolled in Unit 3 / 4 VCE studies, or the final year of a VCAL qualification or IB qualification

·  Onsite learning allowed for vulnerable children or the children of authorised workers

·  Remote learning for all other students

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

·  Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 50 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

·  Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted

Funerals

Funerals (indoors and outdoors):

·  Permitted with no more than 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral)

·  Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Funerals (indoors and outdoors):

·  Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral).

·  Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

Weddings (indoor and outdoor):

·  Permitted with no more than 10 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

·  These settings apply to any venue in which a wedding is held, except for private residences where private gathering limits apply

·  Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Update May 27, 2021 COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Restrictions – All Victoria

Effective 11:59 27 May to 11:59pm on 3 June 2021 inclusive

Resources: Statement From The Acting Premier

Category

Restrictions

Reasons to leave home

·  shopping for necessary goods and services,

·  authorised work or permitted education,

·  exercise, a 2-hour limit with one other person,

·  care giving, compassionate, and medical reasons

·  to get vaccinated.

 

you cannot travel more than 5km from your primary residence, but there are some exemptions.

These exemptions are: to access necessary goods and services if they are not available within your 5km zone, to visit an intimate partner, to visit a person in your “single bubble”, to go to your permitted work or education, to work at an interstate location (where permitted by the other state) or for care and compassionate reasons.

Wearing of Face Masks

·  The face mask requirement applies to everyone in Victoria aged 12 years and older

·  Masks must be carried at all times and worn indoors and outdoors, except when at home

·  Exemptions do apply, including when drinking and eating, exercising or for approved health reasons

Work restrictions

·  You are permitted to leave home to attend work if you cannot do so from home and you work in a permitted workplace

·  If you can do your office job from home, you need to work from home

School and Childcare Restrictions

·  Closed, but open to vulnerable children

·  Open to students with working parents with no other options can go to school

·  Childcare and kindergarten are open

Public gathering

·  Public gathering is not allowed

Home visitors’ restrictions

·  No, unless it is deemed essential care

·  Partners living separately can visit each other at home.

Religious and places of worship

·  Weddings:  are only permitted for deportation or end-of-life reasons. Limits also apply. Only five people (including the two persons being married, the celebrant and the witnesses) can attend.

·  Funerals: limited to 10 people. Infants aged under 12 months do not apply to this cap.

·  Religious services will be broadcast only. Maximum 5 people for the broadcasting

Work Permits

·  Please use previous Work Permit scheme for Schools, Administration Offices, and Churches for Essential Workers

 

Update 25 May, 2021 Additional COVIDSafe Measures To Keep Victorians Safe

Resources:

COVIDSafe religion and ceremonies guidance

The following restrictions are applied to only Metropolitan Melbourne. Metropolitan Melbourne consists of the following Local
Government Areas (LGAs) Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra, Yarra Ranges

Category Restrictions
Social gathering
  • from 6 pm tonight private gatherings in the home will be limited to
    five visitors per day, public gatherings will be limited to 30 people
Face masks
  • The face mask requirement applies to everyone aged 12 years and older.
Places of worship
  • The government will pause a move to lift the
    density quotient in outdoor spaces and venues to a maximum of 200 people
    in spaces smaller than 400 sq m. This was due on 28/05/2021
  • There will be no changes to the existing density quote for weddings
    and funerals held at venues, but if they are being held at a private
    residence, they will be subject to the new restrictions
  • No changes to the number of people attending church gatherings, i.e. on Sabbath mornings.
Schools
  • Children in primary schools do not have to wear masks but teachers
    will need to wear a mask. Secondary school students need to wear masks.
  • Social gathering/ Activities: No clear direction yet. Recommended to
    have Maximum up to 30 if school events have/include visitors (parents
    and others)
Regional travel
  • No restrictions on travelling to regional areas, however, you need to observe the above-mentioned restrictions.

 

Update 11/05/21 – Density limits lift on small to medium-sized venues

Resources:

From 28 May, places of worship less than 400 square metres can host gatherings of up to 200 people per space, without any density limit. It’s recommended to have COVID marshals on site to ensure all visitors are checking in via the free Victorian Government QR Code Service at each space. Larger spaces will still need to observe density limits of 1 per 2sqm. Moreover, using of QR Codes is mandatory.

 

Update 23/03/21 Updated COVIDsafe settings: FURTHER RELAX COVIDSAFE SETTINGS

From 6pm on Friday 26 March, Victoria will further relax its COVIDSafe settings, including allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask wearing and an increase in the number of people allowed in live music venues and other settings. 

Source:
Statement from acting Premier (Hyperlink attached statement)

Religious ceremonies and gatherings

  • Density of 1 per 2sqm applies
  • Venues must use electronic record keeping through the Services Vic app or a government API-linked digital system (venues will have a 28day compliance amnesty)
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremonies can occur at the same time
  • All faith organisations must have a COVIDSafe Plan

Gatherings

  • In homes: up to 100 people
  • Outdoors: up to 200 people

Weddings

  • No attendee caps indoors or outdoors
  • Record keeping required

Funerals

  • No attendee caps indoors or outdoors
  • Record keeping required

Work

  • On-site work will no longer be capped.
  • All workplaces with onsite workers require a COVIDSafe Plan

Masks

  • Masks will no longer need to be worn in retail settings
  • Wearing a face mask when singing indoors is highly recommended
  • Victorians will still be required to carry their masks and wear them if physical distancing is not possible

Statement from the Premier

 

Update Feb 26, 2021: COVIDSAFE SETTINGS – FROM 11:59PM FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2021

  Social gathering:
  • Leave home: No restriction on reasons to leave home but stay safe.
  • Public gatherings: Up to 100 people can gather in public from any number of households, infants under 12 months are not included in the cap.
  • Visitors to the home: Up to 30 visitors can visit a home in a day (infants under 12 months are not counted in the cap). Visitors may be from any number of households and may visit either together or separately. Front and backyards are considered part of the home.
 Face masks:
  • Face masks: Must be carried at all times. Mandatory when inside retail stores where the indoor space is 2,000 square metres or more such as shopping centres, retail stores inside shopping centres, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets, when travelling on public transport or when travelling in a commercial passenger vehicle or tour vehicle, when visiting a hospital, when visiting or working in a care facility (unless a lawful exemption applies). A person who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 must wear a face covering.
  • Any person diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19, or who is a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19, must wear a face covering if leaving home/accommodation for a permitted reason, such as medical care.
 Work:
  • Workers may attend onsite as required. On-site office work capped at no more than 75 per cent of a workforce on-site (both public and private sectors).
  • All workplaces with onsite workers require a COVIDSafe Plan.
 Ceremonies and special occasions:
  • Weddings: No maximum attendee caps indoors or outdoors. Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2 sqm applies when using electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record (ie. paper-based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. For weddings held at a private residence, the private gathering limit of 30 people applies.
  • Funerals: No maximum attendee caps indoors or outdoors. Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2 sqm applies when using electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record (ie. paper-based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. For funerals held at a private residence, the private gathering limit of 30 people applies.
  • Ceremonies and religious gatherings: Record keeping is required. Density quotient of 1 per 2sqm applies. Venues using the density quotient of 1 per 2sqm must use electronic record keeping. In venues not using electronic record keeping (ie. paper- based) a density quotient of 1 per 4 sqm applies. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies can occur at the same time.
 Resources: Statement from the Premier