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Changes to restrictions in Victoria from 5.00pm on 31 December, 2020.

  • Masks are now mandatory in all indoor settings including workplaces, except when eating or drinking. You must carry a mask with you at all times.  
  • The number of people able to gather in private homes has also been reduced from 30 to 15.

The same restrictions apply in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home until you receive your test results. 

For more information visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus 

On 6 December, 2020 Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions: 

  • Public gathering limits increased to 100 people. 
  • Caps on people at weddings, funerals and religious gatherings removed, replaced with density limits of one person per 2 square meters. 
  • Dance floors at weddings allowed, with one person per 4 square meters and a maximum of 50 people. 
  • Patron caps for hospitality venues removed, however density limits still apply. 
  • Gyms and community centres move to density limit of one person per 4 square meters.
  • Exercise classes limited to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
  • Swimming pools, spas and sauna move to density limits of one person per 2 square meters, both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Libraries, RSLs and community halls subject to density limit of one person per 2 square meters. 
  • Seated venues are allowed a maximum of 75 percent fixed seating capacity, and a maximum of 1,000 people. 

From January 11, 2020:

  • Private sector companies will be allowed up to 50 percent of employees back into offices.
  • Victoria’s public sector will move to 25 percent staff in their offices, moving to 50 percent from February 8, 2020.

Aboriginal community testing for coronavirus

If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus, including a sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell — you should get tested and stay home until you get the results from your test.

To organise a test, please contact your local ACCO, call your GP or the coronavirus (COVID0-19) hotline on 1800 675 398.

Aboriginal community controlled health services

If you feel more comfortable being tested in an Aboriginal community controlled health service, please contact:

Bunurong Health Services

  • Location: Dandenong
  • Phone: (03) 8902 9700

First Peoples Health and Wellbeing

  • Location: Thomastown
  • Phone: (03) 9070 8181

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

  • Location: Fitzroy
  • Phone: 0478 767 140

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

VACCHO has information on culturally safe testing and referrals. Visit their website here.

 

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