Revised restrictions came into effect in Victoria on New Year’s Eve due to new Victorian cases resulting from community transmission.
From 11.59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021, face masks will no longer be mandatory in all public indoor settings. find out more here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks-and-office-workers
The number of people allowed in the home has reduced to 15 from 30 visitors.
There is no limit on the number of households those people come from. Front and backyards are considered part of the home.
Victoria has closed its border to NSW. For the latest on travel restrictions visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/travel-restrictions-new-south-wales.
Outdoor public place gatherings
Up to 100 people can meet outdoors in a public place. Masks must be worn. There is no limit on the number of households those people come from.
Restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs can open for seated and unseated service.
They must use electronic record keeping and apply the two square metre rule to ensure that customers have enough room to keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others. There are no other limits on the number of customers. Venues can have up to 25 people before the density quotient applies.
In gyms, the density limit is now 1 person per 4 square metres if staffed, with exercise classes limited to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.
New density limits of 1 person per 2 square metres will apply for community facilities, like libraries, RSLs, and community halls. This is subject to the use of electronic record keeping.
Restrictions are subject to changes at any time. Go to www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the 24-hour hotline 1800 675 398 for the latest updates.