The latest update for easing of restrictions effective  today 23 Nov.

For businesses this means:

  • restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and nightclubs can open for outdoor and indoor seated service of food or drink. Indoor seated service for up to 150 people depending on the size of the venue. Outdoor seated service for up to 300 people (with a total venue limit of 300).  Nightclubs may open for seated service only. There is no limit on the size of the group you can sit or dine with.
  • for hospitality venues with less than 200sqm of floorspace indoors, the two square metre rule should be applied indoors with up to of 50 patrons allowed. QR codes must be used for venues using the small indoor venue density quotient. For venues with 200sqm of indoor floorspace or larger, the four square metre rule must be applied with up to 150 patrons allowed.
  • retail – all open.
  • beauty and personal care – clients can remove their masks for services such as facials, beard trimming and facial waxing, tattoos and piercings.  Masks should only be removed for the duration of the service.  Beauty and personal care services can be provided to clients in the home.
  • real estate – open with a COVIDSafe Plan.  Cap on the number of people attending inspections and auctions, up to 20 people for an inspection, subject to the four square metre rule and for auctions, up to 50 people from any number of households.
  • staged return to the workplace for small, medium and large companies with staggered arrival and exit times. Up to 25 per cent of staff may attend onsite.
  • work from home to continue for anyone else.
  • travel within Victoria – allowed.
  • entertainment - indoor and outdoor venues open with the four square metre rule applied and patron caps. Staged return to events. Large events considered on an individual basis, based on requirements and epidemiology at the time.
  • bands and music subject to venue limits and COVIDSafe requirements.
  • karaoke bars – open with patron limits of up to 150, the four square metre rule applied, and group sizes of 20
  • arcades, bingo centres and escape rooms can open for up to 150 people. Smaller venues will have fewer people. Groups limited to 20.
  • amusement parks – open with four square metre rule applied, limits on groups and the number of patrons.
  • community facilities including libraries can open for up to 150 people indoors and up to 300 people outdoors, subject to the four square metre rule. Groups are limited to 20 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
  • accommodation – open. Group bookings of a household and up to 15 people.
  • tourism groups and transport – groups of 20 indoors and in enclosed transport,  groups of 50 if outdoors or in open transport

Find out more:

Coronavirus.vic.gov.au - reopening

Industry Restrictions Victoria

COVIDSafe Plan

Record keeping for contact tracing