Reopen, restart and recovery


Updated 3 March 2021, 5:15pm

From 11:59pm Friday 26 February 2021, Victoria returns to previous COVIDSafe Summer restrictions – with the following applying:

  • Masks are required when inside retail stores where the indoor space is 2,000 square metres or more such as shopping centres, retail stores inside shopping centres, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets, when travelling on public transport or when travelling in a commercial passenger vehicle or tour vehicle, when visiting a hospital, when visiting or working in a care facility (unless a lawful exemption applies). 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 30 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 100 people.
  • The increase for office workers to return to work will increase to 75 per cent across both public and private 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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