COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Victorian Government Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan

On 19 September 2021, the State Government released its Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan which details the state’s recovery from COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns for the next three months and beyond.


In addition to reaching the vaccination threshold at each point in the roadmap, easing restrictions will depend on public health advice as to the current epidemiology. In addition, easing at 70 and 80 per cent fully vaccinated will be subject to health system capacity.

Full details on the roadmap can be found on the Victorian Government’s website.

Phase A (COMPLETE)

Metropolitan Melbourne

80 per cent first dose

  • Victorians can get outside to catch up with friends and do some of the outdoor activities we’ve gone without.
  • Outdoor recreation activities such as basketball, gold, tennis, cricket etc. will be allowed with the same limit as picnics. Accessing the facilities must be contactless
  • Personal training can resume for up to five fully vaccinated people outside

School reopens

  • Students can return to sit the GAT if required on 5 October
  • From 6 October, on-site learning for VCE Units ¾ and final year VCAL and IB students
  • From 18 October, prep students return three days a week years 1 and 2 students return two days a week

Regional Victoria

80 per cent first dose

  • Regional Victoria is out of lockdown and at 80 per cent first dose some further easing can go ahead.
  • Masks can be removed for your entire booking at the hairdressers and other beauty services
  • Final year VCAL students can return to on-site learning

School reopens

  • Schools continue to be open in Regional Victoria for on-site learning for VCE Units ¾, final year VCAL and IB students, Prep and Year 1 and 2 students.
  • Further advice on the return to onsite learning for remaining year levels will be provided by 30 September.

Phase B (From 11.59pm 21 October 2021)

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • At 70per cent double dose, lockdown will end in Melbourne.

  • Reasons to leave home and curfew no longer in place.

  • 10 people including dependants can visit your home per day, with vaccination strongly recommended.

  • 15 people can gather outdoors.

  • Community sport training returns for minimum required to hold training.

  • Pubs and clubs can open to 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 outdoors. Entertainment venues can open to 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors

  • All school students return on-site at least part time.

  • Funerals and weddings are allowed for 20 fully vaccinated indoors and 50 fully vaccinated outdoors.

  • Hairdressing, beauty, personal care open for up to five fully vaccinated people.

Regional Victoria

  • 10 people including dependants can visit your home per day, with vaccination strongly recommended.

  • 20 people can gather outdoors, including dependants.

  • Community sport returns indoors for minimum number required.

  • Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues are open indoors to 30 fully vaccinated people.

  • All school students return on-site full time.

  • Funerals and weddings are allowed for 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 fully vaccinated outdoors.

  • Hairdressing, beauty, personal care in home services allowed.

Phase C (From 6pm 29 October 2021)

Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria

80 per cent double vaccinated 16+ years 

At 80 per cent fully vaccinated, regional Victoria and Metro Melbourne come together under the same rules:

  • 10 people including dependents can visit your home per day

  • Up to 30 people including dependants can gather in public outside.

  • Indoor community sport open for minimum number required.

  • Masks are only required inside.

  • Pubs, restaurants and cafes can open for seated service to fully vaccinated people indoors and non-seated service to up to 500 fully vaccinated people outdoors - with density limits.

  • Work from home if you can, but you can go to work if fully vaccinated.

  • Hairdressing, beauty, personal care open for fully vaccinated people.

  • All retail open

  • Early childhood education and care is open.

  • All students return to school with additional safety measures in-place.

  • On-site adult education returns for fully vaccinated Victorians.

  • Weddings, funerals, and religious services return for fully vaccinated people indoors and 500 outdoors - with density limits.

Phase D (from 11.59pm 18 November 2021)

Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria

90% double vaccinated 12+ years

  • Venue density and capacity limits removed.

  • Masks are required indoors only in limited settings including retail, health care, aged care, meat processing and justice facilities, at primary schools and on public transport/taxis/rideshare. Masks will also be required for staff serving in hospitality venues.

     

  • Workplaces must still have a COVIDSafe Plan in place and keep records of everyone attending using the Service Victoria app.

     

  • No limits on the number of people that can gather in a home or public places but it’s strongly recommended everyone gathering is fully vaccinated.

Settings and dates are indicative and subject to change pending COVID-19 thresholds, hospital caseloads and health advice.

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