We’ve reached the next and major milestone in the Roadmap Team Tourism!
Nearly all remaining restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated people as of 11:59pm TONIGHT, as we transition to Phase D – 90% of the Roadmap.
Initially anticipated to occur on 24 November, we’re almost a full week ahead of schedule, and doesn’t it feel good?
Here’s how the changes will impact our industry the most:
- Fully vaccinated Victorians can hit the dance floor once again 💃.
- No caps or density limits for cafés and restaurants 🍝.
- Masks will still be required for workers serving the public at hospitality venues, for workers and customers at indoor retail, and people using public transport, taxi/rideshare and planes, plus a few more high-risk areas 😷.
- Masks are required and density limits and caps will stay in place for weddings, funerals, places of worship and other settings if the vaccination status of attendees is not being checked 💉.
- Non-essential retail will only be open to Victorians who are fully vaccinated, under 12 years and two months, or have a valid exemption 🙅♀️.
- Indoor and outdoor events with less than 30,000 fully vaccinated attendees will proceed with no special approval 🎈.
- Outdoor events with 30,000 or more will only need to publish their COVIDSafe Plan 🏟.
- Indoor venues – including stadiums that have a capacity of 30,000 or more – will need to get a one-off approval of their COVIDSafe Plan from the Victorian Government ✅.
- Exposure sites such as restaurants or nightclubs won’t automatically result in quarantine for the patrons or staff. Contacts in these settings will only be required to get a standard (PCR) test and isolate until they get a negative result 🏠.
- Mandatory deep cleaning and the Departmental ‘clearance’ process will end. 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 🧽️.
- Check-ins will remain important as a new alert function in the Service Victoria app to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present – and advise them to get tested 🧪️.
We’ve come a long way Team Tourism, WELL DONE!