Victoria's Covid-19 roadmap announced

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RACV Staff

Posted September 19, 2021


Stay at home restrictions will be lifted, curfew will be removed, and travel limits increased to 25km for metropolitan Melbourne, along with a staged return to school for students once 70 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 are fully vaccinated.

The State Government's roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions details a step change for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, with restrictions gradually lifting as the state works towards a vaccination rate of 80 per cent.

The state is predicted to have 80 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 fully vaccinated by 5 November.

Once this level of vaccination is reached, interstate travel will be allowed and caps on hospitality, entertainment and retail will be increased.

Mask rules will remain in place but will only be required indoors and in the workplace once 80 per cent vaccination rates are reached.

By 25 December, and assuming 80 per cent of eligible Victorians aged over 12 are fully vaccinated, it is expected 30 visitors will be allowed at private gatherings in the home, meaning that Victorians can look forward to Christmas Day with their family and friends.


Victoria's roadmap to lifting Covid-19 restrictions

Melbourne's COVID-19 roadmap

Melbourne's COVID-19 roadmap

Metro Melb | 80% single dose 16+ | expected 26 Sept

Metro Melb | 70% fully vaccinated 16+ | expected 26 Oct

Victoria | 80% fully vaccinated 16+ | expected 5 Nov

Leaving home

There are only six reasons to leave your home:

- For food and essentials (no further than 15kms from your home unless facilities are unavailable) 

- For exercise (up to 4 hours a day, no more than 15kms from your home) 

- For care and caregiving

- For work as an authorised worker with a permit

-To socialise with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. Up to five adults from two households may gather to socialise or exercise if everyone over 18 has had two doses. 

- To get vaccinated or Covid-19 tested

- 9pm-5am curfew remians in place

Stay at home orders to be lifted

 

Curfew lifted

 

No restrictions on reasons to leave home.

 

No curfew

Masks

Required indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies. You may not remove your mask to consume alcohol outdoors.  

 

It is recommended, but not mandatory that primary school-age children also wear masks.

Required indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies. You may not remove your mask to consume alcohol outdoors.  

 

It is recommended, but not mandatory that primary school-age children also wear masks.

Required indoors only

Travel

You can only travel 15km from your home except for:

- Shopping if goods not available within 15km

- Intimate partner/singles bubble 

- Caregiving

- Fully vaccinated Victorian residents can return from interstate if they test negative to covid-19 before entry.

Travel limits increased to 25km (with excemptions for permitted reasons)

 

Reduction in quarantine relus for vaccinated residents returning from interstate.

Intrastate travel allowed

 

Interstate travel exemptions may apply for vaccinated residents (based on National Plan)

 

Revised quarantine requirements for citizens/permanent residents returning from overseas (based on National Plan)

Private gatherings

Private gatherings are not permitted in the home. Intimate partner/single bubble visits are allowed.

Private gatherings are not permitted in the home. Intimate partner/single bubble visits are allowed.

 

Private gatherings permitted for up to 10 people including dependants.

 

*By 25 Dec up to 30 visitors allowed in the home

Public gatherings

Permitted for social interaction for two people

 

Permitted for five people from two households (plus dependants) if 18+ arefully vaccinated 

 

Permitted for personal training for two people plus the trainer.

Permitted for 10 people if all fully vaccinated

 

Permitted for five people if vaccination status unknown

Permitted for 30 people if all fully vaccinated

 

Permitted for five people if vaccination status unknown

 

Masks can be removed to consume alcohol

Hospitality

Cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants can offer take-away only. 

Seated service only

 

Fully vaccinated: Allowed outdoors, 1 per 4sqm, 50 persons max

Seated service only

 

Small venues: 25 people if fully vaccinated. 1 per 4sqm

 

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, outdoors 500 max. 1 per 4sqm

Weddings

Weddings are not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Limit of five people including the two people being married, a celebrant and two witnesses. 

Fully vaccinated: Outdoor only. 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: Outdoor only. 10 people max plus couple and those required to conduct the ceremony. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors max 150 people and 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors max 500 people and 1 per 2sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: 10 people max .1 per 4sqm 

 

Limits don't include marrying couple and those required to conduct the ceremony.

Funerals

Funerals are permitted with no more than 10 people, plus those necessary to conduct the funeral. This limit doesn’t include infants under 12 months of age.

Fully vaccinated: 50 attendees max, 1 per 4sqm.

 

Unknown vaccination: 20 people max plus those required to conduct funeral. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, outdoors 500 max, 1 per 4sqm.

 

Unknown vaccination: 20 people max plus those required to conduct funeral. 1 per 4sqm

Schools & Childcare

26 Sept: Remote learning except for vulnerable children or children of authorised workers. Higher education students who are on the Authorised Provider list will require a permit.

Only essential workers, vulnerable children and single parents will have access to childcare.

 

5 Oct: GAT students

6 Oct: Onsite for VCE untis 3/4, final year VCAL and IB students

18 Oct: Onsite for Prep (Mon - Wed) 1&2 (Thur-Fri)

Out of school hours care all days

Childcare: Those already attending plus children of fully vaccinated parent(s)

 

School:

- Vulnerable children

- VCE Unit3/4, final year VCAL and IB

- Prep (Mon - Wed)

- 1&2 (Thur - Fri)

- 3&4 (Tue - Wed)

- 5&6 (Thurs - Fri)

- Year 7 (full time 5 days)

- 8&9 (Tue - Wed)

- 10 (Thur - Fri)

- 11 (full time 5 days)

- Out of school hours care all days

 

Onsite learning must have safety measures in place

Childcare: Open

 

Schools: Onsite learning for all levels with safety measures in place

Authorised workers

Workforce permits are required for authorised workers to travel to work. 

 

If you can work from home you must.

Workforce permits are required for authorised workers to travel to work. 

 

If you can work from home you must.

Return to work allowed if fully vaccinated. 1 per 2sqm.

 

Masks required for indoor workplaces

Retail

Essential retail can open with a density limit of 1 person per 4sqm.

Essential retail can open with a density limit of 1 person per 4sqm.

 

General retail open for outdoor service only (plus click and collect)

Open with density limit of one person per 4sqm

Beauty therapy

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists are closed. 

Open with cap of 5 people (fully vaccinated). 1 person per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max. 1 per 4sqm

Religious gatherings

No in-person religious gatherings are permitted.

 

Broadcast services are permitted. Only those necessary to conduct the service may be on site - limited to five people and must be the same five people each time. 

Fully vaccinated: Outdoor only, 50 people max. 1 per 4sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: Outdoor only, 20 people max. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: 20 people max. 1 per 4sqm

Sport & Outdoor

Indoor physical recreation and sport is closed with limited exceptions for hydrotherapy. 

 

Playgorunds open with gathering limits

 

Outdoor physical recreation and sport including skate parks, basketball hoops and outdoor exercise equipment are open with gathering limits.. 

 

Personal training: up to 5 people fully vaccinated plus trainer. Up to 2 people plus trainer if unknown vaccination status

Indoor physical recreation and sport is closed with limited exceptions for hydrotherapy. 

 

Outdoor pools: fully vaccinated 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm. Change rooms closed.

 

Playgorunds, skate parks, basketball hoops and outdoor exercise equipment: Open

 

Outdoor physical recreation: 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm

Outdoor community sport: Training only, minimum number required to run session, gathering limits apply for spectators

Playgorunds, skate parks, basketball hoops and outdoor exercise equipment: Open

 

Fully vaccinated:

 

Pools: Indoor 150 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Physical recreation: Indoors 150 max, 1 per 4 sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Community sport: Indoor and outdoors with minimum required numbers, gathering limits for spectators

 

Outdoor seated recreation/community sport: lesser of 25% capacity or 5000 per venue

Entertainment

Indoor fixed / non-fixed seating: Closed. Up to five people can attend to broadcast a performance.

 

Outdoor fixed / non-fixed seating: Closed. Up to five people can attend to broadcast a performance.

 

Drive-in cinema/ amusement parks/ arcades / escape rooms / bingo centres: Closed

Entertainment venues: Fully vaccinated - outdoor only, 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm

 

Zoos: Fully vaccinated - 50% capacity. Indoors closed.

 

Drive in cinemas: Open. Remain in car unless for takaway food or toilet facilities

 

Amusement parks: Fully vaccinated - outdoor only, 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm

Indoor: Fully vaccinated - 150 people max, 1 per 4sqm

 

Outdoor seated: Fully vaccinated - lesser or 25% capacity or 5000 per venue. 1 per 4sqm

 

Outodoor non-seated: Fully vaccinated - 50% capacity.

 

Drive in/ Electronic gaming/ Nightclub / Casinos: Fully vaccinated - open with denisty limits and patron caps

Hospitals & care facilities

- Two vistors at a time per day with exceptions for end of life/life threatening conditions

 

- To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing 

- For residents under 18 years of age

- As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act

- To provide interpreter or informal language support 

- To support the resident’s care upon discharge 

- As a carer of patient with disability

- Accompanying someone to emergency or outpatient visit

- As partner of pregnant woman or maternity ward patient

 

- No time limits

 

Don not have to be from the same household

- Two vistors at a time per day with exceptions for end of life/life threatening conditions

 

- To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing 

- For residents under 18 years of age

- As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act

- To provide interpreter or informal language support 

- To support the resident’s care upon discharge 

- As a carer of patient with disability

- Accompanying someone to emergency or outpatient visit

- As partner of pregnant woman or maternity ward patient

 

- No time limits

 

Don not have to be from the same household

Easing of visitor restrictions

Real estate

Private inspections of vacated property by appointment. 

 

Auctions online only.

Private inspections of vacated property by appointement

 

Auctions: Fully vaccinated - outdoor only, 50 people max, 1 per 4sqm

Auctions and inspections: Fully vaccinated - indoors 150 people max and 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 people max and 1 per 2sqm

Regional Victoria's COVID-19 roadmap

Regional Victoria's COVID-19 roadmap

Regional Vic | 80% single dose 16+ | expected 26 Sept

Regional Vic | 70% fully vaccinated 16+ | expected 26 Oct

Victoria | 80% fully vaccinated 16+ | expected 5 Nov

Leaving home

No restrictions on reasons to leave home.

 

No curfew

No restrictions on reasons to leave home

 

No curfew

 

No restrictions on reasons to leave home.

 

No curfew

Masks

Required indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies. You may not remove your mask to consume alcohol outdoors.  

 

It is recommended, but not mandatory that primary school-age children also wear masks.

Required indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies. You may not remove your mask to consume alcohol outdoors.  

 

It is recommended, but not mandatory that primary school-age children also wear masks.

Required indoors only

Travel

Intrastate travel permitted across areas with same restriction levels

 

Travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria restricted

 

Fully vaccinated Victorian residents can return from interstate if they test negative to covid-19 before entry.

Intrastate travel permitted across areas with same restriction levels

 

Travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria restricted

 

Fully vaccinated Victorian residents can return from interstate if they test negative to covid-19 before entry.

Intrastate travel allowed

 

Interstate travel exemptions may apply for vaccinated residents (based on National Plan)

 

Revised quarantine requirements for citizens/permanent residents returning from overseas (based on National Plan)

Private gatherings

Private gatherings are not permitted in the home. Intimate partner/single bubble visits are allowed.

Private gatherings are not permitted in the home. Intimate partner/single bubble visits are allowed.

 

Private gatherings permitted for up to 10 people including dependants.

 

*By 25 Dec up to 30 visitors allowed in the home

Public gatherings

Permitted for up to 10 people outdoors

Permitted for 20 people if all fully vaccinated

 

If vaccination status unknown limits are unchanged from previous settings

Permitted for 30 people if all fully vaccinated

 

If vaccination status unknown limits are unchanged from previous settings

 

Masks can be removed to consume alcohol

Hospitality

Seated service only. 30 people outdoors, 10 people indoors. 1 per 4sqm

 

Food courts open for takeaway only

Seated service only

 

Fully vaccinated: Allowed outdoors, 1 per 4sqm, 50 persons max

 

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings

Seated service only

 

Small venues: 25 people if fully vaccinated. 1 per 4sqm

 

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, outdoors 500 max. 1 per 4sqm

Weddings

Permitted with up to 10 people, plus couple and those required to conduct the ceremony. 1 per 4sqm.

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 30 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoor 100 people max, 1 per 2sqm. Plus those marrying and conducting ceremony.

 

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings

Fully vaccinated: Indoors max 150 people and 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors max 500 people and 1 per 2sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: 10 people max.

 

Limits don't include marrying couple and those required to conduct the ceremony.

Funerals

No more tahn 20 people plus those conducting the service. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 30 people max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 100 max, 1 per 2sqm.

 

Unknown vaccination: No change to pervious settings.

 

Limits do not include those necessary to conduct service.

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, outdoors 500 max, 1 per 4sqm.

 

Unknown vaccination: 20 people max plus those required to conduct funeral. 1 per 4sqm

Schools & Childcare

Childcare: Open.

In-home childminding allowed if carers are from regional Victoria.

 

Schools: 

- Vulnerable children and those of authorised workers

- Prep - 2, VCE units 3&4, final year VCAL and IB

- Remote learning for other years.

 

- Additonal rules to be proivded by 30 Sept

Childcare: Open.

In-home childminding allowed if carers are from regional Victoria.

 

Schools: Chief Health Officer to provide update on return to onsite learning for all levels in regional Victoria by Sept 30.

Childcare: Open

 

Schools: Onsite learning for all levels with safety measures in place

Work

If you can work from home you must.

 

Capacity limit of 25% or 10 people for offices (whichever is greater). 1 per 4sqm

If you can work from home you must.

 

Capacity limit of 25% or 10 people for offices (whichever is greater). 1 per 4sqm

Return to work allowed if fully vaccinated. 1 per 2sqm.

 

Masks required for indoor workplaces

Retail

All retail: Open with 1 person per 4sqm.

 

Masks must be worn at all times

All retail: Open with 1 person per 4sqm.

 

Masks must be worn at all times

Open with density limit of one person per 4sqm

Beauty therapy

Open with cap of 10 people. 1 per 4sqm.

 

Masks can be removed during service period.

 

In home services allowed with separate entry/exit. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 30 people max. 1 per 4sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings

 

In home services allowed with separate entry/exit. 1 per 4sqm

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max. 1 per 4sqm

Religious gatherings

Allow with 20 people max. 1 per 4sqm.

Fully vaccinated: Indoor 30 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 100 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 150 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Unknown vaccination: 20 people max. 1 per 4sqm

Sport & Outdoor

Pools: Outdoor 50 max. Indoor 20 max 1 per 4sqm. Spas, steam rooms closed. Hydrotherapy, swimming lessons allowed.

 

Outdoor skateparks, playgrounds, gym equipement: Open

 

Outdoor personal training: 10 people plus trainer

Gyms: Indoor 10 people max, outdoor 20 people max. 1 per 4sqm

 

Community sport: Outside training with minimum required to train. No spectators

 

Community recreation facilities: Outdoor only, max 20 people. Caps do not apply if 50m distance between parties (ie golf)

Pools: Fully vaccinated - indoor 30 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoor 150 max 1 per 2sqm.

Unknown vaccination: no change from previous settings

 

Outdoor skateparks, playgrounds, gym equipement: Open

 

Physical recreation: Fully vaccinated - indoor max 30 people, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoor max 100 people, 1 per 2sqm.

Unknown vaccination: No change from preious settings

 

Community sport: Outside training with minimum required to train. Public gathering limits apply. 

 

Playgorunds, skate parks, gym equipment: Open

 

Fully vaccinated:

 

Pools: Indoor 150 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Physical recreation: Indoors 150 max, 1 per 4 sqm. Outdoors 500 max, 1 per 2sqm

 

Community sport: Indoor and outdoors with minimum required numbers, gathering limits for spectators

 

Outdoor seated recreation/community sport: lesser of 25% capacity or 5000 per venue

Entertainment

Indoor fixed / non-fixed seating: 20 per space

 

Outdoor fixed / non-fixed seating: 300 people max or 25% capacity, whichever is less

 

Drive-in cinema: Open for households, bubbles. Must remain in vehicle. 1 per 4sqm for communal space.

 

Electronic gaming: Open in line with hospitality settings. Density and patron limits apply

Entertainment venues: Fully vaccinated - indoor 30 people mas, outdoor 300 people max, 1 per 2sqm.

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings.

 

Drive in cinemas: Open. hospitality limits apply

 

Amusement parks: Fully vaccinated - indoors 30 people max 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 300 max, 1 per 2sqm.

 

Arcades, escape rooms bingo: Fully vaccinated - indoors 30 max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 100 max, 1 per 2sqm

Electronic gaming: Seated only. Fully vaccinated - 30 people max, 1 per 4sqm

Indoor: Fully vaccinated - 150 people max, 1 per 4sqm

 

Outdoor seated: Fully vaccinated - lesser or 25% capacity or 5000 per venue. 1 per 4sqm

 

Outodoor non-seated: Fully vaccinated - 50% capacity.

 

Drive in/ Electronic gaming/ Nightclub / Casinos: Fully vaccinated - open with denisty limits and patron caps

Hospitals & care facilities

- Two vistors at a time per day with exceptions for end of life/life threatening conditions

 

- To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing 

- For residents under 18 years of age

- As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act

- To provide interpreter or informal language support 

- To support the resident’s care upon discharge 

- As a carer of patient with disability

- Accompanying someone to emergency or outpatient visit

- As partner of pregnant woman or maternity ward patient

 

- No time limits

 

Don not have to be from the same household

- Two vistors at a time per day with exceptions for end of life/life threatening conditions

 

- To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing 

- For residents under 18 years of age

- As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act

- To provide interpreter or informal language support 

- To support the resident’s care upon discharge 

- As a carer of patient with disability

- Accompanying someone to emergency or outpatient visit

- As partner of pregnant woman or maternity ward patient

 

- No time limits

 

Don not have to be from the same household

Easing of visitor restrictions

Real estate

Private inspections and auctions only. Max 10 people

Fully vaccinated: Indoors 30 people max, 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 100 people max, 1 per 2sqm.

 

Unknown vaccination: No change from previous settings.

Auctions and inspections: Fully vaccinated - indoors 150 people max and 1 per 4sqm. Outdoors 500 people max and 1 per 2sqm

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