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Events Calendar

Current Restrictions for Regional Victoria
From Sunday 08 November 2020
To Sunday 22 November 2020
Hits : 25

Updated 8th November 2020

As of Monday 9th of November:

Social Gatherings and Leaving Home

No restrictions on the ability to leave home, but if you can work from home you are encouraged to. A fitted face covering must be worn in public at all times (with specified exceptions).

Private Gatherings

o Each day, a household can receive up to two different adult visitors per day, either together or separately.
o Dependents of the visitors are excluded from visitor caps if they cannot be left unattended or cared for in another setting.
o Any intimate partners of those who ordinarily reside at the household being visited are excluded from daily visitor caps.

Public Gatherings

Up to 10 people can gather outdoors from any number of households, excluding infants under 12 months. More than 10 people can gather in public if they are all from the same household.

Interstate travel will be allowed, no borders between Metro and Regional areas.

 

Exercise and Recreation

Indoor physical recreation (including classes and personal training)
Adults:

o Strict density quotient of 1 per 8m2.
o Patron cap of up to 10 per space and 20 per venue with a maximum group size of 10 per session.
o Patrons continue to wear face masks unless out of breath.
o Staggered class times and time gap of 15 minutes to avoid congregation and exceeding group limits.
o Required to have a COVIDSafe Marshal onsite.

Children (18 and under):
o Non-contact activities permitted where a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained for a maximum of 20 people. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.

Indoor community sport
Adults: Not permitted

Children (18 and under): Non-contact activities permitted where a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained for a maximum of 20 people. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.

Outdoor physical recreation

o Personal training permitted for up to 10 people plus a trainer.
o Fitness or dance classes permitted for up to 10 people plus a trainer.

Outdoor community sport
o Adults: Non-contact community sport permitted with the minimum number required to play the sport, including officials. Cap of 10 participants for individual events (e.g. running).
o Children (18 and under): Contact and noncontact community sport permitted with the minimum number required to play the sport (including officials). Cap of 10 participants for individual events (e.g. running).

Indoor pools, including lessons:
o Open subject to pool maximum of 20 patrons or density quotient of 1 per 4m2, whichever is lower.

Outdoor pools, including lessons:
o Limited to the lesser of 50 people or a density quotient of 1 per 4m2, except:
• professional or high-performance training or competition.
• educational purposes for a single school.
• exclusive use for community sport.

Skateparks:

o Indoor: Open to people aged 18 years and under with a maximum of 20 patrons, group limits of 10, density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
o Outdoor: open


 Playcentres:

Open with patron cap of 20 and group limits of 10, density quotient of 1 per 4m2. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
• Trampolining centres:
o Indoor: Open to people aged 18 years and under with a maximum of 20 patrons, density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
o Outdoors: Open

 

Community Facilities

• Libraries and toy libraries: Up to 20 people maximum indoors and up to 10 people per space, subject to density quotient.
• Community venues: Open for all purposes with up to 20 people maximum indoors and up to 10 people per space, subject to density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o No more than 5 people per space singing or using wind instruments for amateur groups

 

Religious gatherings and ceremonies

Indoor religious gatherings and ceremonies:

o Allowed for up to 20 people with a group size of 10 plus one faith leader, subject to requirements including a COVIDSafe plan and the density quotient.

Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies:
o Allowed for up to 50 people, plus one faith leader. Ceremonial participants are otherwise included in cap, held proximate to a place of worship.

Weddings:

Allowed with up to 10 peopleindoors or outdoors, excluding the couple, celebrant and photographer.

Funerals:
o Indoors: Up to 20 people, excluding infants under 12 months and persons necessary to conduct funeral.
o Outdoors: Up to 50 people, excluding infants under 12 months and persons necessary to conduct funeral.

 

Education and Childcare

• School: on-site learning for all year levels.

• Higher education and training: learn from home if you can.
• Early childcare education and care: open for all children.
•In-home child minding: allowed for all children.

 

Hospitality

Food and drink facilities:

Open for seated service, subject to limits:
o Indoor: 40 patrons per venue indoors, subject to density of 1 per 4m2 and a maximum of 10 people per space.
o “Spaces” can be separated by either temporary structures or at least 5 metres between collections of 10 seats or less, subject to the overall indoor cap of 40 and a density of 1 per 4m2.
o Outdoor: Up to 70 patrons per venue, subject to density of 1 per 2m2 and maximum groups of 10 persons.
o Live music: Requirement of 5m distance from audience, and 2m between performers. Recommend live music performed outdoors where possible. Performance and rehearsal rules for professionals apply to all live music settings. Performers are excluded from venue cap.

Food Courts

o Indoor: limited to the lesser of 25 per cent of a venue’s fixed seating capacity or a density quotient of 1 per 8m2, with a maximum of two people per table, plus dependents.
o Outdoor: limited to 50 patrons per area subject to a density quotient of 1 per 2m2, with a maximum of 10 people per table, plus depend-ents. Each area must separated by 10 meters from the next. No more than 4 areas per facility to a maximum of 200 people.

Hospitality in arenas/ racetracks:

Hospitality venues in other sectors such as sports arenas are subject to the same restrictions as other hospitality if open to the public.

 

Shopping, Retail and Personal Services

• Retail (other than hairdressing, beauty and personal care): open.

• Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services: open for services where the client can wear a face covering for the duration of the service or procedure are permitted (e.g. manicures, pedicures, body waxing, tattooing)

 

Entertainment and Leisure

Indoor entertainment venues:
o Open: Cinemas; music halls, concert halls and auditoriums; galleries and museums; and State Library of Victoria 

- Open for a maximum of 20 people per space (e.g. each screening room, gallery space or auditorium).

- 1.5m distance between bookings, maximum bookings of 10 people.

- Performance times (including film screenings) staggered to minimum interval of 30 mins between sessions to avoid crowds in foyers and bathrooms.

Indoor arena, stadium or convention centre: closed.

Outdoor seated venues (fixed seated venues, such as arenas, stadiums, grandstands or theatres):
o Open for up to the lesser of 50 people or 25 per cent of the venue’s fixed seat capacity.
o Open for up to 10 people per group.
o Groups must be 1.5m apart from each other and seated.

 Indoor spaces at outdoor seated venues:
• o Closed, except for toilets and areas used as thoroughfares to outdoor spaces (e.g. foyer, reception area).
• o Exceptions for broadcasting.

 Drive-in cinemas:
o open with:
- no seating outside vehicles.
- indoor spaces closed except for toilets and areas used as thoroughfares to outdoor spaces (e.g. foyer, reception area).
- Venues with 500 or more capacity at one time must publish their COVIDSafe Plan online prior to opening.

Non-seated outdoor entertainment spaces, such as zoos or live museums, excluding events:
o Indoor spaces within these venues classified as museums open as per indoor entertainment for museums with a maximum of 20 people per space.

Retail betting venue: open subject to both retail and licensed premises restrictions. Patrons must be seated unless placing a bet, purchasing food or drinks, using the toilet or entering or leaving the venue.
• Arcade, amusement park, escape room, bingo centre: Closed.

Casino:

o Open 10 separate rooms, electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming tables only. Maximum of 10 people per room.
o Additional COVIDSafe requirements apply.

Electronic gaming:
o Electronic gaming to equivalent of 25 per cent of indoor hospitality limit of 40 patrons or up to 10 patrons per venue per electronic gaming room.
o Additional COVIDSafe requirements apply.

Nightclubs and karaoke: Closed
.
Adult entertainment, brothels and sex on premises venues: Closed

Creative studios, including venues for art and music: Up to 10 people per space with 1.5 metres distance between patrons and subject to density quotient 1 per 4m2.
o No more than 5 people per space singing or using wind instruments for amateur groups

 

Real Estate Services

Inspections: Conducted for up to 10 people from any number of households, excluding the owners/residents of the property and the real estate agent.

Auctions: Conducted outdoors for up to 10 people, plus the owners and the minimum number of people required to conduct the auction.

 

Accommodation and Tourism

Accommodation: open, but each group booking is restricted to:
o Only members of a single household or intimate partners; OR
o Only members of a single household plus two adults (from any household and any of their children or dependents.
o Members of separately booked groups do not share bedrooms at the facility.
• Outdoor tourism spaces: open for groups up to a maximum of 10 people plus the minimum number required to operate the tourism service.
• Indoor tourism spaces: Open, subject to the restrictions that apply to that specific setting, and COVIDSafe requirements.
• Tour transport:

o Smaller vehicles (where physical distancing is not possible): aligned to private gathering limit of one household plus two people from any household and their dependents.
o Larger vehicles (where physical distancing is possible): up to 10 people from any number of households, infants under 12 months not included in cap).

 

Care Facilities

Visitors restrictions:
o Permit one household to visit a patient in care facility once per day for 2-hours.
• Hairdressers: Permitted to attend to provide hairdressing service to residents.

 

Hospital Visitors

Visitor restrictions:
o Allowed one household to visit a patient in hospital once per day for 2-hours
o People aged 16 and under no longer considered excluded persons.
o Time limit on partner visiting maternity ward removed.

 

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Processing

• Abattoirs and meat processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.
• Poultry processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.
• Seafood processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.

 

Industry

• Manufacturing: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.
• Wholesale facilities: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.
• Warehousing and distribution centres: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.

 

Food Production and Distribution

• Supermarket or perishable food work premises that is a chilled distribution facility: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.

• Seasonal horticulture: Remove the requirements relating specifically to workers who live in metropolitan Melbourne or who commute between the metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, now that settings are state-wide.

Current Restrictions for Regional Victoria

From Sunday 08 November 2020
To Sunday 22 November 2020
Hits : 25

Updated 8th November 2020

As of Monday 9th of November:

Social Gatherings and Leaving Home

No restrictions on the ability to leave home, but if you can work from home you are encouraged to. A fitted face covering must be worn in public at all times (with specified exceptions).

Private Gatherings

o Each day, a household can receive up to two different adult visitors per day, either together or separately.
o Dependents of the visitors are excluded from visitor caps if they cannot be left unattended or cared for in another setting.
o Any intimate partners of those who ordinarily reside at the household being visited are excluded from daily visitor caps.

Public Gatherings

Up to 10 people can gather outdoors from any number of households, excluding infants under 12 months. More than 10 people can gather in public if they are all from the same household.

Interstate travel will be allowed, no borders between Metro and Regional areas.

 

Exercise and Recreation

Indoor physical recreation (including classes and personal training)
Adults:

o Strict density quotient of 1 per 8m2.
o Patron cap of up to 10 per space and 20 per venue with a maximum group size of 10 per session.
o Patrons continue to wear face masks unless out of breath.
o Staggered class times and time gap of 15 minutes to avoid congregation and exceeding group limits.
o Required to have a COVIDSafe Marshal onsite.

Children (18 and under):
o Non-contact activities permitted where a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained for a maximum of 20 people. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.

Indoor community sport
Adults: Not permitted

Children (18 and under): Non-contact activities permitted where a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained for a maximum of 20 people. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.

Outdoor physical recreation

o Personal training permitted for up to 10 people plus a trainer.
o Fitness or dance classes permitted for up to 10 people plus a trainer.

Outdoor community sport
o Adults: Non-contact community sport permitted with the minimum number required to play the sport, including officials. Cap of 10 participants for individual events (e.g. running).
o Children (18 and under): Contact and noncontact community sport permitted with the minimum number required to play the sport (including officials). Cap of 10 participants for individual events (e.g. running).

Indoor pools, including lessons:
o Open subject to pool maximum of 20 patrons or density quotient of 1 per 4m2, whichever is lower.

Outdoor pools, including lessons:
o Limited to the lesser of 50 people or a density quotient of 1 per 4m2, except:
• professional or high-performance training or competition.
• educational purposes for a single school.
• exclusive use for community sport.

Skateparks:

o Indoor: Open to people aged 18 years and under with a maximum of 20 patrons, group limits of 10, density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
o Outdoor: open


 Playcentres:

Open with patron cap of 20 and group limits of 10, density quotient of 1 per 4m2. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
• Trampolining centres:
o Indoor: Open to people aged 18 years and under with a maximum of 20 patrons, density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision.
o Outdoors: Open

 

Community Facilities

• Libraries and toy libraries: Up to 20 people maximum indoors and up to 10 people per space, subject to density quotient.
• Community venues: Open for all purposes with up to 20 people maximum indoors and up to 10 people per space, subject to density quotient of 1 per 4m2.
o No more than 5 people per space singing or using wind instruments for amateur groups

 

Religious gatherings and ceremonies

Indoor religious gatherings and ceremonies:

o Allowed for up to 20 people with a group size of 10 plus one faith leader, subject to requirements including a COVIDSafe plan and the density quotient.

Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies:
o Allowed for up to 50 people, plus one faith leader. Ceremonial participants are otherwise included in cap, held proximate to a place of worship.

Weddings:

Allowed with up to 10 peopleindoors or outdoors, excluding the couple, celebrant and photographer.

Funerals:
o Indoors: Up to 20 people, excluding infants under 12 months and persons necessary to conduct funeral.
o Outdoors: Up to 50 people, excluding infants under 12 months and persons necessary to conduct funeral.

 

Education and Childcare

• School: on-site learning for all year levels.

• Higher education and training: learn from home if you can.
• Early childcare education and care: open for all children.
•In-home child minding: allowed for all children.

 

Hospitality

Food and drink facilities:

Open for seated service, subject to limits:
o Indoor: 40 patrons per venue indoors, subject to density of 1 per 4m2 and a maximum of 10 people per space.
o “Spaces” can be separated by either temporary structures or at least 5 metres between collections of 10 seats or less, subject to the overall indoor cap of 40 and a density of 1 per 4m2.
o Outdoor: Up to 70 patrons per venue, subject to density of 1 per 2m2 and maximum groups of 10 persons.
o Live music: Requirement of 5m distance from audience, and 2m between performers. Recommend live music performed outdoors where possible. Performance and rehearsal rules for professionals apply to all live music settings. Performers are excluded from venue cap.

Food Courts

o Indoor: limited to the lesser of 25 per cent of a venue’s fixed seating capacity or a density quotient of 1 per 8m2, with a maximum of two people per table, plus dependents.
o Outdoor: limited to 50 patrons per area subject to a density quotient of 1 per 2m2, with a maximum of 10 people per table, plus depend-ents. Each area must separated by 10 meters from the next. No more than 4 areas per facility to a maximum of 200 people.

Hospitality in arenas/ racetracks:

Hospitality venues in other sectors such as sports arenas are subject to the same restrictions as other hospitality if open to the public.

 

Shopping, Retail and Personal Services

• Retail (other than hairdressing, beauty and personal care): open.

• Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services: open for services where the client can wear a face covering for the duration of the service or procedure are permitted (e.g. manicures, pedicures, body waxing, tattooing)

 

Entertainment and Leisure

Indoor entertainment venues:
o Open: Cinemas; music halls, concert halls and auditoriums; galleries and museums; and State Library of Victoria 

- Open for a maximum of 20 people per space (e.g. each screening room, gallery space or auditorium).

- 1.5m distance between bookings, maximum bookings of 10 people.

- Performance times (including film screenings) staggered to minimum interval of 30 mins between sessions to avoid crowds in foyers and bathrooms.

Indoor arena, stadium or convention centre: closed.

Outdoor seated venues (fixed seated venues, such as arenas, stadiums, grandstands or theatres):
o Open for up to the lesser of 50 people or 25 per cent of the venue’s fixed seat capacity.
o Open for up to 10 people per group.
o Groups must be 1.5m apart from each other and seated.

 Indoor spaces at outdoor seated venues:
• o Closed, except for toilets and areas used as thoroughfares to outdoor spaces (e.g. foyer, reception area).
• o Exceptions for broadcasting.

 Drive-in cinemas:
o open with:
- no seating outside vehicles.
- indoor spaces closed except for toilets and areas used as thoroughfares to outdoor spaces (e.g. foyer, reception area).
- Venues with 500 or more capacity at one time must publish their COVIDSafe Plan online prior to opening.

Non-seated outdoor entertainment spaces, such as zoos or live museums, excluding events:
o Indoor spaces within these venues classified as museums open as per indoor entertainment for museums with a maximum of 20 people per space.

Retail betting venue: open subject to both retail and licensed premises restrictions. Patrons must be seated unless placing a bet, purchasing food or drinks, using the toilet or entering or leaving the venue.
• Arcade, amusement park, escape room, bingo centre: Closed.

Casino:

o Open 10 separate rooms, electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming tables only. Maximum of 10 people per room.
o Additional COVIDSafe requirements apply.

Electronic gaming:
o Electronic gaming to equivalent of 25 per cent of indoor hospitality limit of 40 patrons or up to 10 patrons per venue per electronic gaming room.
o Additional COVIDSafe requirements apply.

Nightclubs and karaoke: Closed
.
Adult entertainment, brothels and sex on premises venues: Closed

Creative studios, including venues for art and music: Up to 10 people per space with 1.5 metres distance between patrons and subject to density quotient 1 per 4m2.
o No more than 5 people per space singing or using wind instruments for amateur groups

 

Real Estate Services

Inspections: Conducted for up to 10 people from any number of households, excluding the owners/residents of the property and the real estate agent.

Auctions: Conducted outdoors for up to 10 people, plus the owners and the minimum number of people required to conduct the auction.

 

Accommodation and Tourism

Accommodation: open, but each group booking is restricted to:
o Only members of a single household or intimate partners; OR
o Only members of a single household plus two adults (from any household and any of their children or dependents.
o Members of separately booked groups do not share bedrooms at the facility.
• Outdoor tourism spaces: open for groups up to a maximum of 10 people plus the minimum number required to operate the tourism service.
• Indoor tourism spaces: Open, subject to the restrictions that apply to that specific setting, and COVIDSafe requirements.
• Tour transport:

o Smaller vehicles (where physical distancing is not possible): aligned to private gathering limit of one household plus two people from any household and their dependents.
o Larger vehicles (where physical distancing is possible): up to 10 people from any number of households, infants under 12 months not included in cap).

 

Care Facilities

Visitors restrictions:
o Permit one household to visit a patient in care facility once per day for 2-hours.
• Hairdressers: Permitted to attend to provide hairdressing service to residents.

 

Hospital Visitors

Visitor restrictions:
o Allowed one household to visit a patient in hospital once per day for 2-hours
o People aged 16 and under no longer considered excluded persons.
o Time limit on partner visiting maternity ward removed.

 

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Processing

• Abattoirs and meat processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.
• Poultry processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.
• Seafood processing: workforce caps removed; all other requirements remain.

 

Industry

• Manufacturing: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.
• Wholesale facilities: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.
• Warehousing and distribution centres: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.

 

Food Production and Distribution

• Supermarket or perishable food work premises that is a chilled distribution facility: COVIDSafe requirements in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions and the Workplace Directions.

• Seasonal horticulture: Remove the requirements relating specifically to workers who live in metropolitan Melbourne or who commute between the metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, now that settings are state-wide.

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