Victoria will this week hit a significant milestone on the Roadmap, with 70 per cent of Victorians 16 years and over having received two vaccine doses. Because of this, Victoria will move forward in opening up and more restrictions will be eased.
Importantly in the coming weeks, for workplaces where all staff are fully vaccinated (or have a valid medical exemption) the option of increased capacity limits beyond those listed below will become available in line with the Roadmap.
From 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October the following capacity limits apply:
- Up to 10 people (including dependents) per day will be able to visit homes in both regional and metropolitan Melbourne. Up to 15 people can gather outdoors.
- Workers who are required to get vaccinated must provide their employer with evidence that they meet the vaccination requirements for their industry.
- Masks will still be required both indoors and outdoors for all Victorians.
- Large scale construction sites will increase to 100 per cent capacity but only if all workers are fully vaccinated.
- The curfew and the 15km travel radius will be lifted. However, movement between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will only be allowed for permitted reasons.
- People must continue to work from home if they can.
- Most outdoor settings – outdoor cafes, cinemas, and physical recreation facilities like pools – will open with up to 50 people per venue but are subject to density limits and only for those fully vaccinated – including workers.
- Indoor settings – like pubs, restaurants and cafes – will be able to reopen with up to 20 people indoors with density limits, and only if all attendees – including workers – are fully vaccinated.
- Hairdressing and personal care can open for up to five fully vaccinated people.
- Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals will be able to take place with up to 50 people outdoors and 20 people indoors subject to density limits and only if all attendees are fully vaccinated. Or, if vaccination status is unknown, 10 people are permitted indoors for funerals, weddings and religious gatherings.
The next milestone in the Roadmap will be when Victoria hits the 80 per cent double dose vaccination target, which is predicted to be the first week of November.