COVID-19 update:

To find out how the Victorian Government COVIDSafe Settings impact our services, visit our COVID-19 Council services update webpage.

 

Reopening information and resources

This page is regularly updated with reopening information and resources as they are issued by the Victorian Government.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 80 PER CENT STATE-WIDE SETTINGS

 

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that on Friday 29 October at 6:00pm, Victoria will move forward in opening up and more restrictions will fall away. Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will be subject to the same state-wide settings under Phase C of the Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan. 

The new settings include eased density and capacity limits, if workers and customers are fully vaccinated.

If workers and customers are not fully vaccinated with two doses, or venues do not check vaccination status, premises may be forced to close, or operate with reduced capacity limits.

 

Phase C state-wide settings – both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

Premises

Fully vaccinated- staff and patrons Vaccination status unknown
Hospitality 
  • Small venues: up to 25 people
  • Large venues: indoors DQ4 (1 person per 4 square metres) applies with seated service.
  • Outdoors: DQ2 with a cap of 500 patrons and seated service is not required. Dance floors are permitted outdoors
  • Food courts: DQ4

 

Masks can be removed to consume food and drink.

  • Closed, except for take away.
  • All hospitality workers must be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021 if they are working on site, even if they are only providing takeaway, as part of mandatory vaccination requirements for select workers.
Accommodation Bookings are subject to the private gathering limit and are permitted for:
  • the person making the booking, plus
  • the other members of their household, plus
  • the intimate partners of the person or any member of their household, plus
  • 10 additional people (dependents included, infants under the age of 1 excluded).
Vaccination is strongly recommended for all guests. Density quotient of one person per four square metres applies to communal spaces indoors, and one person per two square metres outdoors.

 

Only fully vaccinated guests can access spaces with vaccination requirements, such as swimming pools and restaurants.
Community facilities
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 with a 500 person cap
Closed, except for essential public support services, which can run with a maximum of 10 people per space.
Creative arts studios
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 with a 500 person cap
Closed
Entertainment and function premises
  • Non-seated indoor venue: Fully vaccinated indoor DQ4.
  • Seated indoor venue: Fully vaccinated 75 per cent capacity or DQ4 up to 1000
  • Outdoor seated: Fully vaccinated DQ2 up to 5000 per venue.  Indoor spaces DQ4
Outdoor non-seated: Fully vaccinated DQ2 up to 5000, indoor spaces DQ4.
Closed
Funeral parlours and crematoriums
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 up to 500
DQ4 applies, maximum of 30 people
Gaming machine premises
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 with a cap of 500
Closed
Physical recreation premises
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 outdoors up to 500
  • Community sport participants (players, coaches, officials and volunteers) can access facilities without showing vaccination status.
  • Community sport spectators may access facilities without showing vaccination status, subject to public gathering limits of 30 people
Real estate 
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 up to 500 people
Inspection by private appointment with a single household, if vaccination status unknown.
Hair, beauty and personal care
  • Indoors: DQ4 
Closed
Tours and transport 
  • Indoors: DQ4
  • Outdoors: DQ2 with a 500 person cap
Closed

 

Vaccination protects you, your family and those in the community who are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons.  We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Businesses must verify their customers’ vaccination status. If the customer has uploaded their COVID-19 Digital Certificate to their Service Victoria app, you will be able to see their vaccination status together with their check-in details.

There are new posters and other resources to help you, including posters for checking digital vaccination certificates.

For more information, visit Checking customers' vaccination status.

For information on Victoria's Roadmap, industry restrictions or to book a vaccination, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15. 

 

Reopening information for hospitality businesses

 For more information on reopening this sector, visit the Government's hospitality support page. 

 

Downloads

Victorian Government Business Reopening Stakeholder Pack 

Re-opening information for hospitality businesses