The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 8 July. COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne will be brought into line with regional Victoria. Also:
- Masks will no longer be required in workplaces where workers do not interact with the public, such as in offices or factories. They will continue to be required in indoor, public facing settings, unless an exemption applies.
- The one person per two square metres density limit will now apply to a range of venues across Victoria – including hospitality, gyms and physical recreation venues, community facilities, creative studios and places of worship – provided a COVID Check-in Marshal is on-site.
- Dancefloors will be allowed with a COVID Check-in Marshal, but no more than 50 people can be on the dance floor at any one time.
- Crowd numbers will increase at approved public events.
Businesses are urged to check they are doing everything possible to be COVIDSafe, including using the Victorian Government QR Code Service and keeping COVIDSafe Plans up to date.
For a detailed overview of the statewide settings, see the latest Table of Restrictions
You can also read the full announcement of restriction changes