From 11.59pm Thursday 24 June, restrictions will ease and the following will apply to the entire state:

  • Public gatherings of up to 50 people.

  • People allowed to have up to 15 people in homes per day, including dependents.

  • Work from home recommendations removed, 75 per cent, or 30 people, whichever is greater, allowed back.

  • Funerals and weddings allowed 300 people, subject to density limits of the venue.

  • Physical recreation and sporting venues will be able to have up to 300 people per indoor space and 1,000 outdoors, subject to density limits.

  • Seated entertainment venues will be able to increase capacity to up to 75 per cent, and a maximum of 300 per space indoors and 1,000 people outdoors.

  • Hospital and care facilities will have visitor limits increased, so two visitors at a time and up to five visitors a day will be allowed - but some facilities will have their own rules in place.

  • Restaurants and cafes can now open to a maximum of 300 patrons per venue for seated service, subject to a density quotient of one person per 4 square metres.

  • Mask requirements remain the same: mandatory indoors, except in the home, and recommended when you cannot keep a 1.5-metre distance from others outdoors.

Until then, the following restrictions will still apply:

If you live in metropolitan Melbourne:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.

  • There are no limits on the distance you can travel, and you can travel to regional Victoria.

  • You can travel to Victoria’s Alpine Resorts if all visitors have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne and receive a negative test (children under 12 years not included). Visitors must be able to show evidence of a negative test as a condition of entry, such as a text message from a testing provider. If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need to isolate while waiting for your test results. You must have a negative test result to be able to enter the Alpine Resort.

  • You can have up to two adults plus dependants visit your home per day.

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, except at your home.

  • Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5 metres from others.

  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you must get tested for COVID-19.

  • You must check in upon entry to businesses and workplaces using Service Victoria app (with limited exceptions), regardless of the duration of your visit.

Complete list of current restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne can be found here.

If you live in regional Victoria, restrictions are eased a little further:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.

  • There are no restrictions on travelling to metropolitan Melbourne.

  • You can have up to 5 adults visit your home once per day.

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, except at your home.

  • Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5m from others.

  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you must get tested for COVID-19.

Complete list of current restrictions for regional Victoria can be found here.

For all Victorians, masks are no longer mandatory outside, however they are recommended - especially if you can't maintain a 1.5m distance from others. Masks will still be required indoors in shops, on public transport or in your workplace.

If you have any symptoms, even mild ones, get tested. Find your closest testing site, opening hours and estimated wait times here.

Vaccinations:

As per the Federal Government's rollout schedule, if you are over 40 you are eligible for a vaccine. To make an appointment you can call the hotline, speak to your GP, or for a list of vaccination centres offering walk-in services see here. Read our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.

Stay up to date: Victoria State Government Health and Human Services.


More questions?

If you need help such as finding a testing or vaccination facility near you, or have questions specific to your personal circumstances, the Sonder team is here 24/7 to provide advice and assistance. Chat with us any time.

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