COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Restrictions and recovery


Updated 16 September, 3pm

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

From 11.59pm Friday 17 September, the following restrictions are in place for Metropolitan Melbourne:

  • A curfew will be in place from 9pm-5am.
  • You need to stay at home unless:
    • Shopping for necessary food and supplies (within 10km of your home)
    • Socialize or exercise (up to four hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household). Up to five people may gather from two households may socialize or exercise if everyone over age of 18 have had two vaccination doses.
    • Care or caregiving
    • Authorised work or education
    • To get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.
  • Outdoor playgrounds, skateparks, basketball courts and gyms are open
  • Worker permits required from 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August.
  • Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 10km from place of primary residence, except:

    • To return home

    • To access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.

    • To visit an intimate partner or to visit a person in your “single bubble”

    • Allowed to travel for authorised work (except construction) and permitted education

    • Work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)

    • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

    • To get a COVID-19 vaccination if the appointment is at an adjacent LGA

Face coverings must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence, or if an exemption applies. Face coverings can only be removed to eat and to drink non-alcoholic beverages. Recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies.

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for personal training for up to two people plus the trainer; for social interaction for up to two people from separate households; and up to five people from two households if all persons aged 18 years or older have received two vaccine doses.

For more information please read the Premier’s statement. To view the updated list of  authorised providers and workers list, visit the Victorian Government website.

 

   

Updated 16 September, 3pm

REGIONAL VICTORIA

From 11.59pm Friday 17 September, the following restrictions are in place for Regional Victoria:

  • No stay at home requirement
  • 5km travel limit removed
  • Intrastate travel limit:
    • Allowed across regional Victoria
    • Movement between Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria restricted to specified purposes: necessary goods and services (provided facility is closest facility to place of residence); care or compassionate reasons (including bubble buddy/ intimate partner/); authorised work/education; other specified reasons e.g. moving home; and to get a COVID-19 vaccination if the appointment is at an adjacent LGA.

Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors have had a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry into ski field. Workers are highly recommended to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival at the resorts.

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

For more information, please read the Premier’s statement.

   

Industry assistance

For COVIDSafe Plans templates and guides, see below for 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

Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program Small Business Mentoring Service Victorian Government Business Officers

Tools and resources

Covid-19 Mental Health Webinars Covid-19 Industrial Relations Webinars COVID-19 Business Webinar with guest Four Pillars

 

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