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Victoria’s Coronavirus Road to Recovery

The remaining Steps for Metropolitan Melbourne: 

  Timeline Key Points
Second Step CURRENT AFTER 28 SEPTEMBER AND:

 

we reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14 day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step.

 

  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these cannot be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap)
  • Childcare will open from 28 September, standalone (sessional) kindergarten programs from Monday 5 October in line with Term 4
  • Schools will see a staged return to face-to-face learning. Prep to Grade 2, students in Years 10 – 12 undertaking VCE/VCAL and specialist schools return in Term 4
  • Outdoor exercise with a personal trainer allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
Third Step CURRENT AFTER 26 OCTOBER AND:

 

Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 (state-wide) AND

Less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total).

 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step.

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools will see a potential staged return for onsite learning for Grade 3 to Year 10 subject to public health advice
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)
Last Step CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND WHEN:

 

There are no new cases for 14 days.

 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step.

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: up to 50 people outdoors
  • Visitors in the home: up to 20 visitors at a time
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open with safety measures
  • Phased return of organised contact sports resume for all ages. Limitations for spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions
Covid Normal CURRENT WHEN:

 

There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on community sports or spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping


The remaining Steps for Regional Victoria:

 

  Timeline Key points
Second Step CURRENT FROM 11:59pm 13 SEPTEMBER FOR: Regional Victoria
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these cannot be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap)
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18)
  • Childcare is open to all children
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
  • Retail: open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open
Third Step CURRENTLY FROM 11:59 PM 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people outdoors
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)
Last Step CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND WHEN:

 

There are no new cases for 14 days across Victoria.

 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step.

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: Up to 50 people outdoors
  • Up to 20 visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions
Covid Normal CURRENT WHEN:

 

There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

 

  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping