80 and 90 per cent Double Dose easing details
Regional Victoria and
metropolitan Melbourne will unite and share the same restrictions,
enabling people to travel between Melbourne, regional Victoria and
interstate again when Victoria reaches its 80
per cent double dose vaccination milestone this Friday 29th October.
Key dates set out in the updated Roadmap are:
- Friday 29 October: Victoria to reach its 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone
- Wednesday 24 November: Victoria is predicted to reach its 90 per cent double dose milestone.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that at 6:00pm on Friday 29 October:
Masks will remain mandatory indoors but are no longer required outdoors. It is highly recommended Victorians continue to wear a mask outdoors where they cannot physically distance.
Most indoor settings, including restaurants, pubs, gyms and hairdressers will open with no capacity limits subject to a DQ4 (one person per four square metres) limit, if all staff and patrons are fully vaccinated..
Most outdoor settings will remain at DQ2 (one person per two square metres) up to 500, where staff and patrons are fully vaccinated.
These indoor and outdoor settings will also apply to weddings, funerals and religious gatherings if all attendees are fully vaccinated. Capacity limits of 30 people will apply for weddings, funerals and religious gatherings if vaccination status is unknown.
Entertainment venues will reopen. For indoor seated venues, including cinemas and theatres, there will be a 75 per cent capacity limit or DQ4 up to 1000 people and for non-seated indoor entertainment venues there will be a DQ4 limit with no patron cap.
Outdoor seated and non-seated entertainment venues, including stadiums, zoos and tourism attractions, will be open with a DQ2 limit up to 5,000 where staff and patrons are fully vaccinated.
Events – such as music festivals – will be able to host up to 5,000 attendees, subject to any restrictions related to the venue.
The Chief Health Officer may also grant an approval for larger crowds for significant events and venues under the Public Events Framework.
When Victoria hits the 90 per cent double dose vaccination target for Victorians 12 years and over – predicted to be Wednesday 24 November:Capacity limits or density quotients will be removed for all settings
Friday 29 October: Victoria to reach its 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone
Wednesday 24 November: Victoria is predicted to reach its 90 per cent double dose milestone.
Masks will only be mandatory indoors in some high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care, public transport and justice and correctional facilities
There will be no
restrictions for indoor and outdoor events provided they follow COVIDSafe
rules, including vaccination requirements
Events with significant numbers of children may not be able to operate at full capacity while vaccines remain unavailable for children
There will be capacity limits for religious ceremonies, weddings and funerals where vaccination status is unknown.
Thank you for doing your part to keep us safe.