COVIDSafe Settings – Metropolitan Melbourne & Regional Victoria
Many venues can only open for people (including workers) who are fully vaccinated or excepted.
Fully vaccinated means someone who:
- has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
- has a valid medical exemption.
People under the age of 18 years are considered fully vaccinated.
Vaccination requirements are different for workers. Select workers in critical industries are required to have the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by a certain date. Visit Information for workers required to vaccinated for more information.
Venues you can attend if you are fully vaccinated include:
- hospitality venues
- entertainment venues
- tourism venues
- casinos/gaming venues and adult entertainment venues
- public events where vaccinations are required
Vaccination requirements don’t apply to food and drink venues operating for takeaway only.
Indoor dance floors are closed at all hospitality, entertainment, and function venues except for weddings. Outdoor dance floors remain open. (Applies from 11:59pm 12 January)
There is a density limit of one person per two sqm in all indoor areas in hospitality venues and certain entertainment venues.
At major events, face masks are also required indoors and outdoors when at an event with 30,000 or more patrons – but you aren’t required to wear a mask while seated outdoors.
To be as COVIDSafe as possible, you are strongly recommended to stick to indoor seated service.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can attend sporting and recreation facilities (e.g. sports grounds, gyms and swimming pools) and sporting events.
Vaccination requirements don’t apply to people involved in community sport (e.g. a local footy match) or people using swimming pools for essential medical care like hydrotherapy.
Getting goods and services
There are no vaccination requirements to:
- attend real estate inspections and auctions, or
- enter retail stores, except for a hairdresser, beauty therapy premises.
There are no limits to the number of people you can gather with in your home or in public places (e.g. a park or a beach). We recommend social gatherings outdoors to reduce risks.
Useful contacts and links
If you are feeling symptoms, or are in need of an emergency relief package: Victorian Coronavirus Hotline (1800 675 398)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:
- Latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information
- Business Victoria
- Closures and Restrictions
- Business Victoria coronavirus hotline (13 22 15)
Your rights at work:
Consumer and Tenancy advice:
- Lifeline (Phone 13 11 14)
- Beyond Blue (Phone 1300 22 46 36)
- Kids Helpline (Phone 1800 55 1800)
- 1800RESPECT family violence counselling service (Phone 1800 737 732)
Please remember that during this crisis, wait times for hotlines can be long. Please remain patient. If you require assistance via a hotline, please remain on hold and keep trying.
We’re in this together
It is important to keep in mind that the current COVID-19 situation is constantly changing. Keeping up-to-date with announcements and requirements is essential at this time.
Stay healthy and safe during this crisis and remember to wash your hands.