Business restrictions - Metropolitan Melbourne

 

Updated 16 June 2021, 1:15pm

From 11.59pm Thursday 17 June, Metropolitan Melbourne will move to the following restrictions:

  • You can leave home for any reason
  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted

  • Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted providing visitors have had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne. Children under 2 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field. 

Face coverings must be worn both indoors (except if at home), unless an exception applies.

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to two adults per day (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap) 

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 20 people

Cleaning, signage, record keeping (Service Victoria Check-in app), and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations.

media release and further details of industry restrictions can be found on the Victorian Premier’s website.

 


Working directive

From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home. 
  • Face masks will need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.
  • Office work – 50 per cent return or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less
  • When it comes to work, there’ll no longer be a list – but if you can work from home, you should.
  • For businesses and industries that fall into grey areas when it comes to their operation, the dedicated Industry Coordination Centre within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will consider their case. They can be contacted through the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Access member only resources that can help you keep workers safe on site or at home. 

If you need more support contact our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team:

03 8662 5196 
HSW@victorianchamber.com.au
Online enquiries

For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line can help.

03 8662 5222

Updated 16 June 2021, 1:15pm

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Hospitality

From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Food and drink facilities, food courts: Open for seated service only with a maximum patron cap of 150 people per venue, 75 people indoors. Group sizes to a maximum of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Venues can have up to 25 patrons before the density quotient applies. 

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

    Updated 16 June 2021, 1:15pm

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    Education and childcare

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Early learning centres, childcare, family day care: Open
    • Schools: Open
    • Higher education and training: If you can study from home, you should continue to study from home  

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the  Victorian Government website

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    Personal services (hair and beauty services)

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    •  Hairdressers, beauty and personal care: Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.  

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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    Shopping retail and real estate services

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • All retail: Open. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies Auction houses: A maximum patron cap of 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.

    All retail: Service Vic QR code app required to record attendance

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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    Entertainment and leisure

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Indoor fixed seated entertainment: Open up to 50% of seated capacity up to a maximum of 75 people per venue. Group limit of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
    • Outdoor fixed seated entertainment: Open up to 50% of seated capacity up to a maximum of 150 people per venue. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
    • Non-seated indoor venues: Open to a maximum of 75 people per venue. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. 
    • Non-seated outdoor venues: Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Group sizes to a maximum of 20 people. No more than 1000 per space (e.g. amphitheatre). 
    • Arcades, escape rooms, bingo centres: Open to a maximum of 50 people per venue. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. 
    • Drive-in cinemas: Open to a maximum of 150 people per venue (stay in vehicles). Including no more than 75 people indoors in shared spaces. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. 
    • Amusement parks: Open with no outdoor venue limit, but no more than 75 indoors. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies up to 1000 people per space. Maximum group size of 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors. 
    • Casinos: Open with 10 exclusive rooms, electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming tables only. Maximum of 10 machines per room. Subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm. Every second machine closed or 1.5m between machines. 
    • Retail betting venue: Open to a maximum of 150 people with no more than 75 indoors. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. 
    • Electronic gaming: Open to a maximum of 50 people per venue. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Every second machine closed or 1.5m between machines. 
    • Sex on premises, brothels and sexually explicit venues: Open to a maximum of 50 people indoors. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
    •  Karaoke and Nightclubs: Open for seated service, to a maximum of 50 people indoors, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm. Dancefloors not permitted.

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website

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    Sport and exercise

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Physical recreation and sport: Open
      • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
      • A maximum venue capacity: 150 people including no more than 50 indoors 
      • No venue limit if 100m distance can be maintained between groups (e.g. golf)
      • Maximum group size: 10 people indoors, 20 outdoors
    • Community sport: 
      • Open for all ages, training and competition

      • Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. players, coaches) and must be within venue limits above for indoor sports

      • Spectators not allowed (excludes people necessary for events such as teachers, instructors, trainers, coaches, umpires, carers, parents and guardians

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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    Ceremonies and religious gatherings

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies  
    • Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.
    • Weddings: Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses). 

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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    Accommodation and travel

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Open. Bookings permitted for single households plus two adults (plus their dependants) 

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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    Tours and Transport

    From 11:59pm Thursday 17 June

    • Tours: Indoors maximum tour size 10 patrons

    • Outdoors maximum tour size 50 patrons, with group booking limit of 20 patrons. Operated only by minimum number of people required

    • Tour transport: Limit of 10 people per vehicle

    A summary of industry restrictions are available via the Victorian Government website.

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