Here are the new rules from the 19th November 2021, with thanks to our friends at SARU!
All indoor and outdoor events with less than 30,000 fully vaccinated attendees can go ahead with no restrictions.
You don’t have to wear masks in workplaces such as an office. But you can still wear masks if you don’t feel safe. It’s up to you.
You do need to wear a mask if you are…
- Working in a Primary school.
- Visiting a primary school.
- A student in year 3-6.
- Working in a place which serves food.
- A worker or a customer in an indoor shop.
- A healthcare worker.
You also have to wear a mask in…
- Aged care homes.
- Justice facilities, like a prison or remand centre.
- Ride share vehicles, like Ubers, or in a taxi, or on public transport.
Workplaces are now open and masks do not need to be worn.
You must be fully vaccinated if you want to work or volunteer outside your home.
You can have any number of guests in your home, and can meet with as many people as you like in a public place.
The government still recommends that you are safest if you are fully vaccinated.
If you are not vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask in a place of worship, at a funeral or wedding.
If you are in contact with a COVID-positive person while you are outside your home, you do not need to self-quarantine. But you will need to get a PCR test and stay at home until you have a negative result.
(PCR tests are the ones done at official COVID-19 testing sites).
If you come in contact with a person with COVID in an office, restaurant or bar you may not have to quarantine. But, the Health Department can still make you quarantine if they think you need too. They will contact you if that’s the case.
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE TO COVID-19
If you get COVID-19 you will be have to stay at home for 10 days instead of 14. You will also have to get in touch with the people you met with before you found out you had COVID. You should ask these people to get tested.
If you have COVID you must tell your workplace, school or childcare about your positive results, Workplaces have to get in touch with employees, who may have been exposed.
Fully vaccinated household contacts will have to isolate for 7 days instead of 14.
VISITING HOSPITALS AND AGED CARE
There are limits on visiting high-risk settings, even for those who are fully vaccinated. People in care facilities can have five visitors a day, including dependents. Visitors to hospitals are still limited.
You can travel or stay in accommodation anywhere in Victoria.
GET EXCITED! HERE ARE ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN GO AND THINGS YOU CAN DO IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED
Attend food and drink venues, such as restaurants, bars, pubs, for table service. If you are unvaccinated you can only get take away food and drinks.
- Attend entertainment venues, like cinemas and zoos.
- Attend festivals or fun runs.
- Shopping – all the things that were closed before as they were ‘non-essential’ – such as bookstores, clothing shops, toy shops or jewelry shops.
- Go to beauty services, such as hairdressers or waxing.
- Attend community centres and creative arts venues, such as libraries or theatres.
- Use real estate services, like going to house inspections and auctions.