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Victoria's Recovery Roadmap

 

After weeks of uncertainty, Victoria finally has its long-awaited road map out of lockdown.

Metro Melbourne

From 11.59pm 13th September 2020, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria, subject to 'trigger points' being met and public health advice.

COVIDSafe principles

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Don't go to work if you feel sick or unwell
  • Physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • Cough and sneeze into tissue or elbow
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Outdoor activities

First Step

Current from 11:59pm 13th September 2020.

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Stay within 5km of your home except for permitted reasons such as work or education if these cannot be done at home
  • Exercise or recreation: 2 people or a household can meet outdoors for two hours maximum
  • Visitors to the home: "Single person bubble" 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18)
  • Childcare and schools continue remote and flexible learning with on-site supervision for children of permitted workers
  • Shopping for essentials, 1 person per household, once a day
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only

Second Step

Current after 28th September and: we reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14-day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these cannot be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap)
  • Childcare will open from 28 September, standalone (sessional) kindergarten programs from Monday 5 October in line with Term 4
  • Schools will see a staged return to face-to-face learning. Prep to Grade 2, students in Years 10 – 12 undertaking VCE/VCAL and specialist schools return in Term 4
  • Outdoor exercise with a personal trainer allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only

Third Step

Current after 26th October and: Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 (state-wide) AND Less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total).

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools will see a potential staged return for onsite learning for Grade 3 to Year 10 subject to public health advice
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)

Last Step

Current after 23rd November and when there are no new cases for 14 days. The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: up to 50 people outdoors
  • Visitors in the home: up to 20 visitors at a time
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open with safety measures
  • Phased return of organised contact sports resume for all ages. Limitations for spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions

COVID Normal

Current when There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on community sports or spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping

Metro Melbourne Roadmap

Metro Melbourne Industry Restrictions

Regional Victoria

From 11:59pm 13th September 2020, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria.

Regional Victoria has a specific reopening roadmap, relating to how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community.

COVIDSafe principles

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Don't go to work if you feel sick or unwell
  • Physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • Cough and sneeze into tissue or elbow
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Outdoor activities

Second Step

Current from 11:59pm 13th September.

  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these can not be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap)
  • Visitors to the home: "Single person bubble" 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18)
  • Childcare is open to all children
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
  • Retail: open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open

Third Step

Current when: Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days in Regional Victoria is less than 5 AND Less than 0 cases in Regional Victoria with an unknown source in the last 14 days.

This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people outdoors
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)

Last Step

Current after 23rd November and when: There are no new cases for 14 days across Victoria. 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: Up to 50 people outdoors
  • Up to 20 visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions

COVID Normal

Current when: There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping

Regional Victoria Roadmap

Regional Victoria Industry Restrictions