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Victoria lowers restrictions again for a COVIDSafe Summer

Victoria has now gone over 45 days with no new community transmission cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Victorian Government has further eased restrictions on the number of people Victorians can have in their home, the use of masks and allowing more people back into their offices.

From 11 January, private businesses will be allowed to move up to 50 per cent of their employees back into their offices. This will be an increase from the 25 per cent currently allowed.

From 7 December, Victoria’s new COVIDSafe Summer restrictions apply. The key changes are:

  • You can have up to 30 visitors to in your home each day.
  • Up to 100 people can meet outdoors in a public place.
  • There are now no restrictions on the number of people you can have at weddings, funerals or religious gatherings. However, a two-square-metre rule still applies.
  • Instead of limits on the number of people you can have in restaurants and cafes, there will be density limits of one person per two square metres for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Businesses will still need to keep records of the people who visit.
  • You still need to carry a mask at all times when you leave home. However, you only need to wear it when you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres from other people, such as in:
    • supermarkets
    • shopping centres
    • large retail stores
    • public transport
    • taxis and ride share cars
  • The number of people allowed in libraries and cinemas has also changed.

You can read more about the changes to Victoria’s restrictions on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

15 December 2020