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Over the weekend, the Victorian Government announced changes to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions here in Victoria. We understand many in our industry were looking forward to increasing gathering limits in businesses and community facilities. However, these important measures – which were made following the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer – are crucial to slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.

The following measures must be adhered to and will remain in place until at least 12 July:

 

  • Accommodation for tourism purposes can operate, including camping grounds, caravan parks, hotels, hostels or private holiday rentals with up to 20 guests per booking.
  • Restaurants, pubs, auction halls, community halls, libraries and museums will open with a maximum of 20 people in any one space. The four-square metre rule must be applied.
  • Businesses set to open this week, like gyms, cinemas theatres and TABs, can do so with up to 20 people in any one space. The four-square metre rule must be applied.
  • Ski season and accommodation facilities are open
  • If employees or guests are unwell, they must stay home. Anyone with symptoms, must get tested.
  • Up to five visitors are allowed in our homes.
  • Outdoor gatherings have reduced to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Anyone who can work from home must continue to do so.

 

The following guidelines have been updated to help businesses operate safely. The guidelines include information and FAQs about hygiene, compliance, accommodation and what to do if staff or a guest become unwell.

 

 

At Visit Victoria, these latest announcements also change our focus for the next few weeks. We continue to refine our marketing strategy and activities, ensuring we adapt and align to reflect all appropriate messages and timing.

 

As always, we will continue to keep you updated on this work.

 

Stay safe.

 

Kind regards,

Brendan McClements
CEO, Visit Victoria

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