In addition to the Stage 1 restrictions listed below, additional prohibited activities and venues to apply from 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020 are as follows:
|Business, premises or place||Exceptions|
|Food and drink|
|Cafes||Takeaway service and home delivery
Cafés or canteens at hospitals, care homes or schools; prison and military canteens; services providing food or drink to the homeless, workplace canteens can provide takeaway
|Food courts||Delivery and takeaway can remain operational|
|Real estate auctions and open house inspections||Private appointments for inspection|
|Outdoor and indoor markets will be a decision for each state and territory||Food markets will continue to operate in all states and territories|
|Beauty and personal care services|
|Hairdressers and barber shops||1 person per 4 square metre rule applies in the premises|
|Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours|
|Spas and massage parlours|
|Casinos, gaming or gambling venues|
|Strip clubs, brothels and sex on premises venues|
|Concert venues, theatre, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums||Live streaming of a performance by a small group could be permissible with social distancing observed|
|Amusement parks and arcades|
|Play centres (indoor and outdoor)|
|Leisure and recreation|
|Community and recreation centres||Facilities may remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services.|
|Health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres|
|Boot camps, personal training operating outside and inside||For outside events, limited to groups of no more than 10 people and social distancing must be exercised.|
|Social sporting-based activities|
|Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses will be a decision for each state and territory||Excluding permanent residents and workers.
|Caravan and camping parks will be a decision for each state and territory||Where people live permanently in caravan parks or are staying in caravan parks as interim abodes where their primary residence is not available, they may continue to do so.|
|Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites|
|Libraries, community centres, and youth centres|
|Local government non-essential facilities and services (such as libraries and pools)|
|Community facilities (such as community halls, clubs, RSLs, PCYCs);|
|Places of worship, weddings and funerals||Weddings with a maximum attendance of no more than 5 people and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies.
Funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies. States and Territories can provide exemptions.
In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has implement a shutdown or restriction of non-essential activity across our state to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Stage 1 of the shutdown took place effective midday 23 March 2020.
In this instance, non-essential businesses which must shutdown are defined as a:
- pub, bar, club or nightclub except for bottle shops
- a hotel, whether licensed or unlicensed, except for accommodation, takeaway meals or a meal delivery service
- indoor sporting venue
- entertainment venue
- restaurant or café, except for takeaway meals or a meal delivery service
- place of worship, other than for the purposes of a wedding or funeral that otherwise complies with density restrictions
All other businesses will remain unimpacted under the current requirements.
More information is available on the Victorian Government website
This web page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest advice for your business.