Restrictions & Guidelines
Vic Gov Sector Guidance: here
COVIDSafe Settings for events
- Public events may proceed.
- All workers and patrons at an event must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption unless they are under the age of 12 years and 2 months.
- The Victorian Government QR Code Service must be used to check-in workers and patrons at the event premises.
- Events held in most venues will require a COVID Check-in Marshal to ensure patrons check-in via the Service and show evidence of their vaccination status or a valid medical exemption.
- A Service Victoria QR Code poster must be placed at each public entrance of the event premises. Where no defined entrance exists (for example, an event in a public park), posters must be prominently placed at regular intervals in the areas where patrons are likely to enter the event premises. For best practice examples of where to place posters within different event premises, visit Visual guide for workplaces
- Face masks must be worn by workers in indoor food and drink premises, retail event premises, and indoors at primary school-based events (for example, school fetes). Face masks must be worn by patrons in indoor retail event premises.
- It is recommended that event and venue operators:
- Event and venue operators must act quickly when there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in the workplace, using Your COVID Checklist
The Pandemic Orders will take effect from 11:59pm, Wednesday 12th January 2022 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022. The changes include:
- A density quotient of one person per two square metres is required indoors at hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, pubs and nightclubs along with certain entertainment venues including arcades and amusement parks, casinos and gaming venues across Victoria.
- Other entertainment venues do not have a density limit (such as theatres, cinemas, galleries, concerts).
- The density quotient does not apply for function facilities. Patron limits of 30,000 indoors apply unless approved through the Public Event Framework.
- Outdoor venues must publish a COVIDSafe Event Plan for events with more than 30,000 patrons.
- Seated service only is strongly recommended and indoor dancefloors within hospitality and entertainment venues must close. Dancefloors are permitted at weddings.
- Face masks will be still required for customers and workers in retail settings.
- At major events, face masks are required indoors and outdoors when at an event with 30,000 or more patrons. Face masks are not required while seated outdoors.
- Restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs are still only open to fully vaccinated patrons and staff. Workers are required to wear face masks.
Workplaces still need to maintain their COVIDSafe Plan.
Information and advice for businesses who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace : here
Reopening Resources: VTIC has recorded Webinars and information for businesses: here