New restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne

There are new COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne that started at 6.00pm on Tuesday, 25 May 2021.

Full media release at - https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/additional-covidsafe-measures-keep-victorians-safe.

What you must remember:

Social gatherings

  • You may have up to 5 people visit your home per day, not including children under 12 months of age. This includes your front and backyards.

  • Public gatherings may have up to 30 people.


Face masks

  • You must wear a face mask indoors at all times (unless you have a lawful exemption).

  • You may remove your face mask when eating or drinking. The face mask requirement applies to people 12 years and over, and includes indoor workplaces and schools.


Workplaces

  • Schools, workplaces and places of worship will stay open. These locations must continue to follow COVIDSafe measures and density limits where required.


Travel Victorians can travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

  • If you are travelling from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria, you must follow these restrictions while you are in regional Victoria (e.g. you must wear a face mask indoors).

  • If you are travelling from regional Victoria to metropolitan Melbourne, you must follow these restrictions while you are in metropolitan Melbourne.


Community services covered by Care Facilities directions (such as SRS, disability residential services)

  • No more than two people can visit a resident at a care facility at the same time.

  • In total, you cannot have more than five visitors per day.

These restrictions to community services covered by care facilities directions apply state-wide. Advice regarding changes for community and disability services covered by care facilities directions is being prepared and will be communicated as soon as they are ready.

Exposure sites

There are new Tier 1 and Tier 2 exposure sites in Melbourne. For up-to-date details visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

  • Tier 1 exposure sites

Anyone who has visited Tier 1 exposure sites at the listed date and time must get tested immediately, even if you do not have any symptoms, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure even if you receive a negative result.

  • Tier 2 exposure sites

Anyone who has visited Tier 2 exposure sites at the listed date and time must get tested immediately, even if you do not have any symptoms, and isolate until you receive a negative result.

Check in and QR codes

  • Victorians are being urged to follow current rules, using QR codes to check-in to venues they visit.

For more details about exposure sites visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

For more information about getting tested visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested