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Executive Director Update – 27 July 2021

Well done Victoria!

It’s been hard, but we need to be proud of what we’ve achieved.

Today, the Premier has announced that as of 11:59pm tonight, state wide restrictions will ease, with the updated changes to be in place for the next two weeks.

The 5 reasons to leave home have been lifted, the 5km travel radius is also lifted and we can once again, get on the beers.

Home visits will be out of the picture for now, acknowledging that the numbers show this is where so much transmission is occurring, and to help protect what we’ve worked hard to achieve.

With families and friends only able to reconnect with one-another in COVID safe venues (that requires checking-in) or outdoors, we have the opportunity, as an industry, to help make this happen safely and effectively. Density quotients and limits are outlined below.

We understand that not all businesses will be able to open, or open fully, and there will be further detail on business support as early as tomorrow. As always we will keep you updated.

For a range of tourism businesses, the new restrictions will mean:

Hospitality:

  • Open for seated service only with a maximum patron cap of 100 per indoor venue
  • Group limit of 10.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before the density quotient applies.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.
  • Dancefloors closed.

Accommodation:

  • Bookings permitted for single households, intimate partners or nominated single social bubble person.

Tours & Transport:

  • Maximum tour size 10 patrons.
  • Venue limits apply when indoors.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Business function facilities and conference centres:

Indoor fixed seated function facilities:

  • Open up to a maximum of 100 people per space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies in non-seated areas.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Outdoor fixed seated function facilities:

  • Open up to a maximum of 300 people per outdoor space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies in non-seated areas.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Indoor non-seated function facilities:

  • Open to a maximum of 100 people per space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Outdoor non-seated function facilities:

  • Open to a maximum of 300 people per space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Entertainment and Leisure:

Indoor fixed seated entertainment venue:

  • Open up to a maximum of 100 people per space.
  • Group limit of 10 people
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies in non-seated areas.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Outdoor fixed seated entertainment venue:

  • Open up to a maximum of 300 people per outdoor space.
  • Group limit of 10 people.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies in non-seated areas.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Indoor non-seated entertainment venue:

  • Open to a maximum of 100 people per space.
  • Group limit of 10 people.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Outdoor non-seated entertainment venue:

  • Open to a maximum of 300 people per space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • Group limit of 10 people.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Amusement parks:

  • Open with maximum of 100 people per indoor space and 300 people per outdoor space.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • Maximum group size of 10 people.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.

Retail:

  • Open.
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
  • Check-in required.
  • A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before density quotient applies.

Weddings:

  • Permitted with no more than 50 people.
  • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.
  • Dancefloors not permitted.

You can download a full Table of Restrictions here.

For our wider community, there are basic restrictions we must all adhere to:

Office Work:

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times.
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exemption applies.

Private gatherings:

  • Not permitted. Intimate partner visits are allowed/single bubble permitted.

Public gatherings:

  • Permitted for up to 10 people.

For our wider community, there are basic restrictions we must all adhere to:

Office Work:

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times.
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exemption applies.

Private gatherings:

  • Not permitted. Intimate partner visits are allowed/single bubble permitted.

Public gatherings:

  • Permitted for up to 10 people.

For specific clarification on any of the requirements, the Business Victoria hotline is available on

13 22 15.

Or if you’d like to chat to our team about these changes, just shoot us an email or call on 03 5223 2588.

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