Link to DHHS Victoria

Update June 16, 2021: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 17 JUNE

Sources:

Statement From The Acting Premier 

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Religion & ceremonies FAQ – Metro Melbourne

Religion & ceremonies FAQ – Regional Victoria

Resources:

Vic Conference Office Intranet (SharePoint)

Vic Conference Churches OH&S Intranet (SharePoint)

 

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per the Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms). Restrictions apply based on location and no longer follow a person if they travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

 Category

 

 Regional Victoria

 Metropolitan Melbourne

Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Stay at home requirement:

·No stay-at-home requirement

 

Intra-state travel limit:

·Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria unrestricted

Stay at home requirement:

·No stay-at-home requirement

 

Intra-state travel limit:

·Removal of 25km travel limit

·Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted

·Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted providing visitors have had a COVID 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 carried at all times

·Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

·Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

·Must be carried at all times

·Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

·Recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Private gatherings in the home: Limited to five adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap Private gatherings in the home: Limited to two adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap)
Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 50 people Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 20 people
Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 75 per cent return or up to 30 people if total workplace is 40 or less Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 50 per cent return or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less
Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open

Schools: Open

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 300 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies 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
Funera Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 100 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap
Weddings Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses). Dancefloors not permitted Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses). Dancefloors not permitted
Care Facility Visitors

Visitor restrictions:

·No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support

Visit from a prospective resident is permitted with no more than one person accompanying

·Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Visitor restrictions:

·No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support

·Visit from a prospective resident is permitted with no more than one person accompanying

·Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Community facilities

Community facilities:

·Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

·Maximum venue capacity 300 people

·Maximum group size: 50 people

 

Venues less than 600sqm can operate with lesser of density quotient of 1 person per 2 or venue cap of 150 patrons provided they have a COVID Marshal at the entrance to confirm ‘green tick’ check in before entry

Community facilities:

·Open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

·Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 75 people indoors. Maximum group size: 10 people

QR Code Required Required
Kiosk check in Optional Optional

Update June 9,  2021: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY 10 JUNE

Sources:

Statement From The Acting Premier

Authorised provider and authorised worker list

COVID-Safe Settings – Vic Gov

Resources:

Vic Conference Office Intranet (SharePoint)

Vic Conference Churches OH&S Intranet (SharePoint)

 

 Category  Regional Victoria  Metro Melbourne
Social gatherings, visitors and leaving home

Can leave home for any reason

You cannot travel to metropolitan Melbourne, except for:

  • work or education
  • necessary goods and services
  • care and compassionate reasons
  • to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the nearest vaccination centre to home

Can leave home for any reason

Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 25km from place of primary residence. Travel limit does not apply:

  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 25kms from home
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • for work and education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

You cannot travel to regional Victoria, except for:

  • work or education
  • necessary goods and services (if they cannot be accessed within 25km of home)
  • care and compassionate reasons
  • to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the nearest vaccination centre to home

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Must be worn outdoors unless an exception applies
Private gatherings in the home: Limited to two adults per day together or separately (dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap) Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted
Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 20 people Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people
Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 50 per cent return or up to 20 people if total workplace is 40 or less Work: If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less
Education and childcare
  • Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open
  • Schools: Open
  • Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care: Open
  • Schools: Open
Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings 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 Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 50 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
Funerals Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with no more than 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings

 

 

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses) Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)
Community facilities

Community facilities:

  • Open
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 75 people indoors
  • Maximum group size: 10 people

Community facilities:

  • Open
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
  • Maximum venue capacity 50 people
  • Maximum group size: 10 people
QR Code Mandatory Mandatory

 

 

Press Releases

Australian Union and Victorian Conference press Release (17 March 2020) re Church Closures 
Australian Union Conference Press Release (13 March 2020)
Risk Management Services update (12 March 2020)

Resources

Face Mask: Key points and Q and A from DHHS 
How can I make a face mask – Video clip
How to wear a medical/surgical mask
How to wear a fabric mask
Click here to see 10 ways to reduce your risk of Coronavirus
Zoom Meeting Safety Tips
Virtual Meeting Guidelines
COVID-19 and the local Church (inc food safety)
COVID-19 What You Need to Know 
Home Isolation Guidance
COVID -19 – factsheet for the Victorian public

Posters

Gel your hands before entry poster 
Wash your hands regularly poster
Do Not Enter poster for your Church
Cover your cough and sneeze poster
COVID -19 – general advice poster for Victorians
Wash your hands regularly poster

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