Victoria’s Roadmap for reopening

15 September 2020
covid-19
The Premier has released Victoria’s Roadmap for reopening in safe, steady and sustainable steps. This is our path out of restrictions and into COVID normal. There are separate roadmaps for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Below is a summary of the roadmap and information about how the community services sector will be impacted.

First Step

Regional Victoria

First step only applies to Metro Melbourne.

Metro Melbourne (11:59pm 13 September)

Expanded social interaction including:

  • The curfew across metropolitan Melbourne will be eased to 9pm to 5am.
  • Restrictions on public gatherings ease - 2 people or a household can meet outdoors for 2 hours maximum.
  • If you live alone or are a single parent with all your children under 18 you will be able to have 1 nominated visitor to your home.

Second Step

Regional Victoria (11:59pm 13 September)

Social bubbles, visitors and staged return of education.

Metro Melbourne (28 September subject to trigger points and public health advice)

Social bubbles, phased return of some workforces and education.  

Third Step

Regional Victoria (11:59pm 16 September)

Increased reopening for sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.

Metro Melbourne (26 October subject to trigger points and public health advice)

Major industries return, increased reopening for education, sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.

Last Step

Statewide (23 November subject to trigger points and public health advice)

Increased numbers for gatherings and hospitality.

COVID Normal

Statewide (subject to trigger points and public health advice)

No restrictions for gatherings, visitors, hospitality or sport.

Industry Restart Roadmap

There are six COVIDSafe principles which apply to all industries:

  • ensure physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • wear a mask or face covering
  • practice good hygiene
  • keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell
  • avoid interactions in close spaces
  • create workforce bubbles.

The COVIDSafe principles will be applied to four traffic light levels of restrictions tailored for each sector:

  • Closed
  • Heavily restricted
  • Restricted
  • Open with a COVIDSafe Plan

For further information please visit the Victorian coronavirus website, which will be updated as additional information becomes available.

For the community services sector, the restriction levels for metropolitan Melbourne are listed in the table below.

For the community services sector, the restriction levels for metropolitan Melbourne are listed in this table
Restriction traffic light level