Reopen, restart and recovery


Updated 24 March 2021, 10:45am

From 6pm Friday 26 March 2021, Victoria will further relax its COVIDSafe settings, with the following applying:

  • Masks are not required in retail settings, however, must be carried at all times and will remain mandatory when travelling on public transport or a commercial passenger vehicle. A person who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 must wear a face covering.
  • Up to 100 visitors can visit a home in a day (infants under 12 months are not counted in the cap). Visitors may be from any number of households and may visit either together or separately.
  • Outdoor gatherings in public places increase to 200 people.
  • On-site office work will no longer be capped for both private and public sectors.

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


Industry restrictions

Please visit our Business Restrictions – all of state page for further information on individual sectors.

For COVIDSafe Plans templates and guides, see below download links. For further information on employer obligations visit Business Victoria.

The Victorian Chamber is partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver a business mentoring program to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Click here to view more details about the program.

Government assistance

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