Community Update – 24 June 2021

Published: Thursday 24 Jun 2021

The Acting Premier has announced further easing of restrictions from this evening at 11.59pm, Thursday 24 June 2021. Please note that the below changes to restrictions apply to metro Melbourne.

Face masks mandatory indoors 

You must still wear a face mask indoors, except when at home or if an exception applies. You must also carry a face mask when outside your home, and wear it outdoors when you cannot maintain social distancing.  

Social gatherings

Private gatherings at home allowed for up to 15 visitors per day, not including infants under 12 months old. Public gatherings outdoors permitted for up to 50 people. 

Snow holidays and school holidays

With winter school holiday approaching, Melbourne residents 12 and over wanting to go on a snow holiday are recommended to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before departing for Victoria's alpine resorts.

The NSW outbreak reminds us that things are changing quickly. If you’re planning an interstate trip, keep an eye on the news at your destination and also the Victorian news. Make sure you have the relevant permit to re-enter Victoria.

Sports, recreation and community facilities

Gyms and indoor sports facilities have increased capacity, but are still subject to some caps and density restrictions.

This includes Council’s Aqualink and Sportlink centres. Community sports can resume, but check for details with your local clubs. 

Various community facilities can open with slightly increased venue caps and no group limits. Make sure you check in and follow directions to stay safe.

Support for Victorians in need

There are a variety of services available in our community to help you and your family get through these challenging times. This includes food, financial and crisis support.

Please consider these services for assistance if required.

Impact on Council services

Council’s facilities are open subject to density and maximum capacity limits. We advise you to check with venues if bookings are required. 

The Whitehorse Centre’s professional theatre season continues with three performances of Love Song Dedications on this weekend, under our COVIDSafe plan.

Check our facility updates page to stay up to date with full details of openings.

You can still reach us via Council’s website, phone on 9262 6333 or email at

What hasn't changed

If you have even mild symptoms, get tested, and stay at home while waiting for the results. Check in using the free Service Victoria app when visiting public and retail places.

For information about coronavirus or to find your nearest testing site, visit or call 1800 675 398.  

Translated Resources

COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry can be found on the Coronavirus website or access them via the links below. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

Chinese - Simplified and Traditional 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 简体中文 / 繁體中文
Including Mandarin and Cantonese audio files - 普通话/广东话


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ελληνικά


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - हिन्दी


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Italiano


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Persian (Farsi)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - فارسی


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