Victoria’s COVID restrictions are altering once more. So they are going to be at 11:59 p.m. on Friday

As Victorians hit their goal of getting 70 percent of those over 16 years old to get a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, some small changes will come into effect.

Here are all of the new rules and restrictions as of Friday, September 17th 11:59 p.m.

Melbourne and Ballarat: masks

Masks must be carried with you at all times and must be worn both indoors and outdoors.

Rest of regional Victoria: masks

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Masks must be carried with you at all times and must be worn both indoors and outdoors.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Movement

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There are five reasons to leave the house, including the new reason to meet outdoors:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person from each household, once a day)
  • Caring or compassionate reasons
  • Authorized work or permitted training or work interstate
  • Everyone is allowed to meet another person or play sports outdoors for up to four hours. Fully vaccinated people can meet other fully vaccinated adults in groups of five in two households for up to four hours outdoors.
  • Vaccinate

The time spent exercising or socializing has doubled from two hours to four hours.

The 5-kilometer limit for purchasing essential goods and services and for exercise has been raised to 10 kilometers.

Private gatherings are not permitted in the house, except when visiting intimate partners / individuals.

Melbourne’s curfew continues from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., but this rule does not apply to Ballarat.

Rest of regional Victoria: movement

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There are no restrictions on movement within the Victoria region.

No private gatherings are allowed in the apartment, with the exception of visits from intimate partners / singles.

Regional Victorians are not allowed to travel to metropolitan Melbourne except for work, education, care and compassionate reasons, or to get a vaccination.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Hospitals and Nursing

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Except for reasons of end of life and other exempted reasons such as

Hospital visitors are restricted and must have a valid reason, for example to support physical or mental wellbeing.

Rest of the Victoria area: hospitals and care

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Except for reasons of end of life and other exempted reasons such as

Hospital visitors are restricted and must have a valid reason, for example to support physical or mental wellbeing.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Education and Childcare

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Day care centers, kindergartens, day care centers and family day care centers remain closed, except for vulnerable children and the children of authorized workers and single parents.

Schools remain closed, with distance learning for all but vulnerable children and the children of authorized workers.

Higher education and training only stay in the distance unless they are on-site for a valid reason.

Rest of the Victoria area: education and childcare

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Early intervention, kindergarten, childcare and family daycare are open.

The schools are open to students from preparatory through 2nd grade and 12th grade students, and distance learning remains for other grade levels.

Higher education and training only stay in the distance unless they are on-site for a valid reason.

Melbourne and Ballarat: jobs

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If you can work from home, then you should keep doing it.

Permits are required for those leaving for approved work or college education, and approved workers are allowed to commute during curfew if necessary.

New rules have been introduced for construction workers prohibiting them from traveling between regional areas and Melbourne.

All construction workers must also

Rest of the Victoria region: jobs

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If you can work from home, then you should keep doing it.

Offices are allowed to return 25 percent of staff, or up to 10 people in total if the workplace is 40 or less.

New rules have been introduced for construction workers prohibiting them from traveling between regional areas and Melbourne.

All construction workers must also

Melbourne and Ballarat: meeting

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Everyone is allowed to meet another person or play sports outdoors for up to four hours.

Fully vaccinated people can meet other fully vaccinated adults in groups of five over two households for up to four hours outdoors.

Relatives are not included in the five-person limit.

Outdoor personal training is permitted for two people plus a trainer.

Visitors to the house are not permitted unless they are intimate partners or a member of a single bubble.

Rest of Victoria Area: Meetings

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Up to 10 people can meet outdoors.

Visitors to the house are not permitted unless they are intimate partners or a member of a single bubble.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Shopping

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Only essential retail outlets remain open, including supermarkets.

The density limit of 1 person per 4 square meters applies.

Rest of regional Victoria: shopping

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All retail is open, but the density limit of 1 person per 4 square meters applies.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Weddings and Funerals

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Weddings are not permitted except for reasons of end of life and deportation and, if permitted, are limited to five people including the married couple.

Funerals are allowed with a maximum of 10 people.

Rest of the Victoria area: weddings and funerals

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Weddings are permitted with a maximum of 10 people (including the two married people, the celebrant, and two witnesses).

Funerals are allowed with a maximum of 20 people (and the people necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months do not count towards this limit

Melbourne and Ballarat: entertainment

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Up to five people can now broadcast a performance at one venue.

Rest of the Victoria area: entertainment

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Some indoor and outdoor venues are allowed to operate with strict visitor numbers.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Beauty Service

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All hairdressers and beauty care services will remain closed.

Rest of Victoria Area: Beauty Services

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Regional beauty services, hairdressers and personal care are open, maximum 10 people.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Sport and Exercise

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Outdoor play areas remain open to children under 12 with a single parent or an accompanying person.

Outdoor skate parks and outdoor fitness equipment are now open.

The hydrotherapy is only open for authorized purposes.

Rest of Victoria: Sports and Exercise

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Indoor physical recreation, including gyms, can reopen with up to 10 people.

The swimming pools will reopen, with up to 50 people allowed in outdoor pools and 20 people allowed in indoor pools.

Outdoor personal training is allowed with up to 10 people and the trainer.

Outdoor playgrounds, communal fitness equipment, and skate parks are open.

Only training is allowed for community sports.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Religious Assemblies

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Personal gatherings are not allowed, but up to five people can gather on a broadcast.

Rest of the Victoria area: Religious gatherings

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Up to 20 people can gather together.

Melbourne and Ballarat: food

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The restaurant is only open to take away.

Rest of regional Victoria: food

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Restaurants may only be opened with seating with a maximum limit of 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Real Estate

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Auctions remain closed, but private viewings by appointment may be permitted.

Rest of regional Victoria: real estate

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Auctions are open, limited to 10 people, and private tours are open, limited to 10 people and the real estate agent.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Public Spaces

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Everyone is allowed to meet another person or do sports for up to four hours outdoors within a radius of 10 kilometers.

Fully vaccinated people can meet other fully vaccinated adults in groups of five over two households for up to four hours outdoors.

Relatives are not included in the five-person limit.

Rest of the Victoria area: Public spaces

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Local Victorians can leave their homes for any reason and up to 10 people can meet outdoors.

Melbourne and Ballarat: Travel and Tourism

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Tourism and accommodation businesses remain closed.

Rest of Victoria: Travel and Tourism

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Accommodation bookings in regional areas are open to single households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

Indoor tours are closed, but outdoor tours can be done with up to 20 people.

Transport tours will reopen with up to 10 people.

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