Published: Thursday 08 Jul 2021
Our state is in a stable position – and that means we can ease restrictions. From 11:59pm tonight, 8 July, restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne will be the same as those of regional Victoria, which means all COVIDSafe settings will apply statewide.
These settings are expected to be in place for 14 days.
Masks will continue to be required indoors unless an exemption applies. They will no longer be required at schools for students and staff, or at your workplace if you don’t interact with the public – for example, if you work at an office or a factory.
Masks are still recommended outdoors when you cannot maintain social distancing, and must be carried at all times outside your home.
The limit on private gatherings will stay the same, with up to 15 people able to attend a home per day; while public gatherings are limited to 50 people.
The Victorian Travel Permit System is still in place. You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone. Permits can be obtained at www.service.vic.gov.au.
There is also a new maps app for COVID alerts across Australia that you can check before making travel arrangements.
Impact on Council services
Council facilities are open subject to density and maximum capacity limits. We will use all COVIDSafe measures, including COVID Marshalls in some locations, to ensure we comply and that our contact tracing will be fast and effective should we require it.
What hasn't changed
For information about coronavirus or to find your nearest testing site, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call 1800 675 398.
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