• July 27, 2021

What are the new Victoria coronavirus restrictions?

Early Learning Centers, Day Care Centers, and Family Day Care Centers may remain open. People in higher education should continue to study from home.

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Masks are still required indoors and outdoors.


The offices will return to 25% of their capacity. If you can work from home, you must work from home.

Cafes and restaurants

Hospitality businesses will reopen, subject to strict density limits.

Pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars can have a maximum of 100 customers, subject to density limits of one person per four square meters.


The stores will reopen, subject to strict density limits.

Hair and beauty

Hairdressers and estheticians can also open.

Sport and entertainment

Crowds will not be allowed at AFL games and other large events, including theatrical performances with a large audience, for at least two weeks.

Cinemas can reopen with up to 100 patrons, with a density limit that only applies to non-seating areas.

Entertainment venues can hold a maximum of 300 people outdoors, 100 indoors.

Live music venues may reopen.

Social gatherings

Home visits are still prohibited. Public meetings can have a maximum of 10 people.

The mask rules remain unchanged.Credit:Getty

Border restrictions

The government has tightened border rules with New South Wales with the Wagga Wagga, Hay, Murrumbidgee and Lockhart local government areas removed from the border bubble.

Residents of those areas will now need exemption permits to travel to Victoria.

“The permit system, the fact that we have to exclude Victorians from their own state, except for compassionate reasons and exemptions, is not a decision we make lightly or easily. But it’s what we have to do, ”Andrews said.

Travel within Victoria

Movement between Melbourne and the Victoria region is unrestricted.

Travel to regional Victorian Alpine resorts is allowed as long as visitors and workers have had a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years old are not included.

Households can only travel within the state in their household. “He cannot go with other families, he cannot have visitors in his foster home,” Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said.

For example, if you want to travel from Melbourne to Mildura, you can now, however, when booking accommodation, you are limited to staying with household members, intimate couples, and individual bubble couples.

If you are a Melburnian with a friend or family member living in the Victoria region, or vice versa, you can now travel to see that person. However, you cannot visit them at home or stay with them. Under the new rules, you can meet them in a restaurant, cafe, or park, etc.


Gyms will reopen. Dance classes will also be allowed.

Religious, Funerals and Weddings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed for up to 100 people indoors and up to 300 people outdoors, subject to density limits of one person per four square meters.

Funerals and weddings will be limited to 50 people (not including people intrinsic to the development of the ceremonies).

Real estate

Auctions are allowed with a maximum client limit of 100 people indoors or outdoors. Inspections by private appointment are also allowed, up to a maximum of 10 people, subject to density limits of one person per four square meters.

Auctions are allowed once again.

Auctions are allowed once again.Credit:Bloomberg

Physical recreation and sports

Pools, playgrounds, skate parks and trampoline centers can now open with a maximum limit of 100 people indoors and 300 outdoors, again, subject to density limits.

Community sport is open to all ages, training and competition. However, community sport is limited to a minimum number of people needed to participate and facilitate the activity (ie players, coaches).

Spectators are not allowed.

Elderly care, hospital visitors

Visitors can enter hospitals for reasons including:

• As a parent, guardian or caregiver of a child who is a patient in a hospital.

• Provide the necessary support for the physical or emotional well-being of the patient.

• As a nominee under the Mental Health Act

• Be an interpreter or provide informal language support

• To support the resident’s care at discharge.

• As a caregiver for a patient with a disability

• Accompany someone to the emergency department or outpatient clinic

• As a partner of a pregnant woman or a patient in a maternity ward.

Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry.

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