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
|Fully vaccinated- staff and patrons||Vaccination status unknown|
Masks can be removed to consume food and drink.
|Accommodation||Bookings are subject to the private gathering limit and are permitted for:
|Only fully vaccinated guests can access spaces with vaccination requirements, such as swimming pools and restaurants.|
||Closed, except for essential public support services, which can run with a maximum of 10 people per space.|
|Creative arts studios||
|Entertainment and function premises||
|Funeral parlours and crematoriums||
||DQ4 applies, maximum of 30 people|
|Gaming machine premises||
|Physical recreation premises||
||Inspection by private appointment with a single household, if vaccination status unknown.|
|Hair, beauty and personal care||
|Tours and transport||
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.