Link to DHHS Victoria

Update September 7, 2020

Vic Government road map for reopening – Metropolitan 

Vic Government road map for reopening – Regional Victoria 

MELBOURNE

First Step – Melbourne

CURRENT FROM 11.59pm 13 SEPTEMBER 2020:

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Stay within 5km of your home except for permitted reasons such as work or education if these cannot be done at home
  • Exercise or recreation: 2 people or a household can meet outdoors for two hours maximum
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18) 
  • Shopping for essentials, 1 person per household, once a day
  • Weddings: only for compassionate reasons, with up to 5 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant)
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 10 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral)
  • Religion: places of worship closed. Only via live broadcast.
    FAQs

Second Step – Melbourne

Metro Melbourne can move to the second step after 28 September AND when we reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14-day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these cannot be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) 
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18) 
  • Weddings: Only for compassionate reasons allowed with up to 5 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant).
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 10 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral).
  • Religion: places of worship closed, outdoor gatherings (not ceremonies) of up to 5 people, plus 1 faith leader, proximate to a place of worship, are allowed.

 Third Step – Melbourne

CURRENT AFTER 26 OCTOBER AND Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 (state-wide) AND less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total). The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Weddings:allowed with up to 10 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant)
  • Funerals:allowed with up to 20 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral)
  • Religion:outdoor religious gatherings for up to 10 people plus a faith leader, facilities open for private worship for households or social bubbles, plus a faith leader 

Last Step – Melbourne

CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND when there are no new cases for 14 days. The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: up to 50 people outdoors
  • Visitors in the home: up to 20 visitors at a time
  • Weddings: allowed with 50 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant), 20 in a private residence
  • Funerals:allowed with 50 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral), 20 in a private residence
  • Religion: public worship (not including private ceremonies e.g. baptism) can resume in outdoor and indoor settings subject to density quotient

COVID Normal – Melbourne

CURRENT WHEN there are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home 
  • Weddings, funerals, religion: no limits but organisers required to keep records of attendees

 

REGIONAL VICTORIA

Second Step – Regional Victoria

CURRENT FROM 11:59pm 13 SEPTEMBER:

  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these cannot be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) 
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18) 
  • Childcare is open to all children
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
  • Retail: open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open
  • Weddings: allowed with up to 5 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant).
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 10 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral).
  • Religion: places of worship closed, outdoor gatherings (not ceremonies) of up to 5 people, plus 1 faith leader, proximate to a place of worship, are allowed.
    FAQs

 Third Step – Regional Victoria

WHEN: Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days in Regional Victoria is less than 5 AND less than 0 cases in Regional Victoria with an unknown source in the last 14 days. This is a trigger point for public health review

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people outdoors
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Weddings:allowed with up to 10 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant).
  • Funerals:allowed with up to 20 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral).
  • Religion:outdoor religious gatherings for up to 10 people plus a faith leader are allowed, facilities open for private worship for household 
    FAQs

Last Step – Regional Victoria

WHEN: AFTER 23 NOVEMBER and when there are no new cases for 14 days across Victoria. The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: Up to 50 people outdoors 
  • Up to 20 visitors at home
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions
  • Weddings: allowed with 50 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant), 20 in a private residence.
  • Funerals: allowed with 50 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral), 20 in a private residence.
  • Religion:public worship (not including private ceremonies e.g. baptism) can resume in outdoor and indoor settings subject to density quotient.
COVID Normal – Regional Victoria

WHEN: There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home 
  • Weddings, funerals, religion: no limits but organisers required to keep records of attendees

  

Update August 2, 2020

From 6pm August 2, 2020, Melbourne will also move to Stage 4 restrictions with stronger rules to limit the movement of people – and limit the spread of this virus across our city.

Key changes

Metropolitan Melbourne:

  • Areas affected: Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Boroondara, Knox, Nillumbik, Brimbank, Manningham, Port Phillip, Cardinia, Maribyrnong, Stonnington, Casey, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Darebin, Melbourne, Whittlesea, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Glen Eira, Monash, Yarra, Greater Dandenong, Moonee Valley, Yarra Ranges, Hobsons Bay.
  • If you live in metropolitan Melbourne, you will be required to stay home unless you need to leave for four reasons. These reasons are — shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise within 5 kilometres of your home, and study and work, if you can’t do it from home.

Exemptions include visiting a person with whom you are in an intimate personal relationship, including outside metropolitan Melbourne.

  • Exercise will also be limited to within 5 kilometres of a resident’s home. They will continue to be allowed to exercise with only one other person, and it will be limited to once per day for a maximum of one hour.
  • You must also wear a mask when you leave home for one of the four reasons
  • Mitchell Shire will move to stage three restrictions
  • An 8:00pm to 5:00am curfew will be in place from 6:00pm Sunday, August 2 for six weeks until September 13th.
  • Residents will not be allowed to have visitors in their home. They can be in public with up to two people maximum, including a member of their household.
  • Couples that live more than 5 kilometres apart will still be allowed to visit each other.
  • Organised sport, such as golf and fishing will not be allowed.
  • Funerals will be allowed and remain unchanged, but weddings will not go ahead unless there’s a compassionate reason. up to 10 people, plus those conducting the funeral.
  • The 5 KM requirement is not applied on pastors and volunteers leaving home for streaming at a church.
  • Travel within Victoria outside metropolitan Melbourne: allowed for work, education (if necessary), and care/compassionate purposes only

Statement On Changes To Melbourne’s Restrictions

DHHS – Stage 4 Restrictions

Regional Victoria: Regional Victoria will move to Stage 3 of the Lockdown including Mitchell Shire

  • Places of worship will go back to live streaming. Maximum of 5
  • Weddings are limited to five people – the couple, two witnesses and the celebrant.
  • Funerals  will be limited to 10 mourners plus those required to conduct the funeral.
  • Attending a wedding or funeral is a permitted reason to leave home. Attending a funeral is a permitted reason to enter metropolitan Melbourne.

Statement On Changes To Regional Restrictions

DHHS – Stage 3 Restrictions