More Freedoms for Victorians
From 11.59pm 18 November, nearly all remaining restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated Victorians, entering Phase D of the National Plan.
- The vaccinated economy will remain, as will face masks in some settings.
- There will be no caps or density limits for cafés and restaurants.
- Indoor dance floors will reopen.
- Non-essential retail settings across Victoria will join the vaccinated economy. It will only be open to people who are fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption, and children aged under 12 years and two months.
- All indoor and outdoor events with less than 30,000 fully vaccinated attendees will be able to proceed with no special approval. A COVIDSafe Plan is required.
Masks will still be required for workers serving the public at hospitality venues, for workers and customers at indoor retail, for visitors and select workers in hospitals or care facilities, and for people using public transport, taxi/rideshare and planes.
Customers for retail will no longer need to wear masks after 15 December.
The changes effectively mean the end of mandatory deep cleaning, and the Departmental ‘clearance’ process for businesses. Businesses will self-manage their exposure in line with public health guidance. However, COVIDSafe practices are strongly encouraged and a COVIDSafe plan is still required.
Exposure sites will no longer be published. Instead, the Department will use the new alert function in the Service Victoria app to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present – such as restaurants, gyms and nightclubs – and advise them to get tested.
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