UPDATED Wednesday 24 March

The COVID-19 restrictions set to ease for Victoria includes:

  • Masks will no longer be needed in retail settings, including supermarkets, from 6pm Friday 26 March, but are encouraged where you cannot physically distance.

  • You will be able to host up to 100 people at home gatherings each day, and meet outdoors in groups of up to 200.

  • For employees, there will now be a density limit of one person per 2 square metres.

  • Public servants will be asked to return to the office at least three days a week - Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) Victorian branch secretary Karen Batt said the move would not be compulsory and would be the subject of negotiation consistent with EBA provisions.

  • Nightclubs, dancefloors, casinos and karaoke venues will be subject to a density limit of one person per 2 square metres with no cap on overall patrons.

  • Indoor non-seated entertainment venues will be able to reach 75 per cent capacity with an overall limit of 1,000 people per space.

  • Gyms and exercise facilities will move to a less restrictive density limit of one person per 2 square metres, or one person per 4 square metres when unstaffed.

  • Businesses will be required to either move to the Service Victoria QR code system or ensure their own QR code, which may be linked to a food or drink ordering system, is sharing data with the government in real-time.

  • AFL crowds will be boosted to 75 per cent of stadium capacity - This will come into effect Thursday 25th March.

Masks are still required on public transport, taxis, ridesharing services and in aged care homes and hospitals.

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