Covid Victoria Limitations Defined: New Coronavirus Guidelines For Melbourne And Regional Vic | Victoria

Victoria announced a further relaxation of Covid restrictions across the state after the 14-day lockdown of the Melbourne “circuit breaker” in late May.

The following coronavirus rules apply in the greater Melbourne area and the Victoria area and are expected to apply for at least two weeks from Thursday, June 24th 11:59 pm.

When can i leave my house?

People in Melbourne and the Victoria area can leave their homes for any reason.

How far can I travel from home?

There are no restrictions on travel across the state. Although it is no longer a requirement that anyone who goes to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts must have a negative Covid test result within 72 hours in order to enter the ski area, it is still recommended.

What are the rules for the exercise?

There is no time limit for training outdoors. Group exercises are limited to groups of 50 people. Fitness studios are also open with a capacity limit of one person per 4 m².

The community sport is open to all ages, with a maximum capacity of 300 people indoors and 1,000 people outdoors.

In Melbourne there is a person limit of one person per 4 m². For outdoor spaces in the Victoria region, this can be increased to one per 2 m², provided a designated Covid-19 marshal is present.

What are the rules for wearing face masks?

Masks must be carried and worn indoors at all times, except at home – unless you have a medical exemption.

It is no longer necessary to wear masks outdoors unless the physical distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.

Can I have a visitor in my house?

Victorians are allowed up to 15 visitors per day in their homes, and infants under 12 months of age do not count towards that total. There is now no difference in rules between the metropolitan area and the Victoria area.

Can I travel on the Autobahn?

Each state and territory updates its travel policy individually:

New Zealand has also resumed quarantine-free travel from Victoria.

What about public gatherings?

Outdoor public gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted across Victoria.

What is happening to the schools?

Schools in Melbourne and the Victoria area have resumed classroom teaching for all students.

Day care centers, early intervention centers and kindergartens are open.

College students are also allowed to return to campus, subject to density restrictions.

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Can I dine in a restaurant or café?

Cafés, restaurants and pubs are only open for seating and only take-away – with strict security measures such as density restrictions and QR codes.

Throughout Victoria, smaller venues can have up to 25 before the density limit of one person per 4 square meters.

From then on, venues in the Victoria region can increase the density limit from one person per 4 m² to one person per 2 m², but only if they have a designated Covid-19 check-in marshall.

In the greater Melbourne area, only venues less than 600 square feet can increase the density limit to one person per 2 square meters, and there is also a 150-person limit. A Covid-19 check-in marshall is also required here.

Food courts can be operated throughout the state, but there is a limit of one person per 2 square meters, both indoors and outdoors.

Are the shops open?

In Melbourne, retail is open at a density of one person per 4 square meters, in the Victoria area it is one per 2 square meters (provided a designated Covid-19 check-in marshall is present). All retail stores can have up to 25 guests before the check-in limit applies.

All venues across Victoria must now log into the Service Vic QR code app.

What about weddings, funerals, and church services?

Weddings across Victoria are limited to 300 people, depending on the density of events. Dance floors are not permitted.

Funerals are limited to 300 mourners as well as those required to conduct the service, subject to the density of events.

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What about elderly care and hospitals?

Visitors are allowed to return to elderly care across Victoria. Up to two visitors at the same time and up to five per day are allowed – with the exception of end-of-life visits, where there is no overall limit per day.

Hospitals will follow the same rules.

Can I go and get vaccinated?

Yes. The Victorian government has extended the eligibility for state-run vaccination centers to people between the ages of 40 and 49. People in this category can now call the hotline 1800 675 398 or book an appointment online.

How about going back to the office?

The obligation to work from home has been removed. The offices can be occupied by 75% or up to 30 people if the total workforce is 40 people or less.

In Melbourne, office density quotients of one person per 4 m² apply, in Regional Victoria this is increased to 2 m² per person.

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