Information updated 10th December 2020
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The Victorian Government has announced further relief from restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria that came into effect 11.59pm 6th December 2020.
From 11:59pm on Sunday, 6 December 2020 Victoria moves to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions.
These eased restrictions will let Victorians get back to doing the things they love, while also protecting everything we have worked so hard to achieve this year.
This means that:
- You must carry a face mask with you when you leave home.
- Wearing a face mask is only mandatory on public transport, while in taxis or ride share vehicles, or when going to large retail venues, including shopping centres, supermarkets and department stores.
- Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended indoors and outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
- You can have up to 30 visitors to your home per day. There is no limit on the number of households those people come from. Front and backyards are considered part of the home.
- Up to 100 people can meet outdoors in a public place. There is no limit on the number of households those people come from.
- Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria to stay safe and stay open. Businesses that are required to record the details of visitors should use electronic record keeping or QR codes.
- Restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs can open for seated and unseated service. They must use electronic record keeping and apply the two square metre rule to ensure that customers have enough room to keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others. There are no other limits on the number of customers. Venues can have up to 25 people before the two square metre rule needs to be applied.
- Weddings, funerals and religious gatherings can occur with no limits on the number of guests or attendees. To ensure people can keep 1.5 metres distance the venue must apply the two square metre rule. If a service is conducted in a private home, the private gathering limit applies (30 visitors).
- Dance floors can reopen in bars and pubs as well as at weddings. The four-square metre rule must be applied to limit the number of people on the dance floor and there can only be up to 50 people on the dancefloor at one time, if space allows.
- There are also changes to the number of people allowed at community facilities such as libraries, sporting facilities (such as gyms), and entertainment facilities (such as cinemas).
With the changes for COVIDSafe Summer, the Return to Training/Competition plan has been updated which can be accessed below.
If you feel unwell you should stay at home. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should get tested.