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COVID-19 road map to Victoria reopening

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Sep 7, 2020
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SOURCE: dhhs.com.au & vic.gov.au

Yesterday, Premier of Victoria, Dan Andrews announced what the COVID-19 roadmap to reopening will look like for Metropolitan Melbourne & Regional Victoria. You can find all this info below!

COVID reopening roadmap- METRO MELBOURNE

 
FIRST STEP- CURRENT FROM 11:59pm 13 SEPTEMBER FOR METRO MELBOURNE

 

Key points
  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Stay within 5km of your home except for permitted reasons such as work or education if these can not be done at home
  • Exercise or recreation: 2 people or a household can meet outdoors for two hours maximum
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18) 
  • Childcare and schools continue remote and flexible learning with on-site supervision for children of permitted workers
  • Shopping for essentials, 1 person per household, once a day
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
SECOND STEP

CURRENT AFTER 28 SEPTEMBER AND:

  • We reach an average daily case rate in metro Melbourne of 30 to 50 cases over a 14 day period with public health advice regarding transmission source.

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step.This is a trigger point for public health review. 

Key points
  • Curfew in place 9pm to 5am
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these can not be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) 
  • Childcare will open from 28 September, standalone (sessional) kindergarten programs from Monday 5 October in line with Term 4
  • Schools will see a staged return to face-to-face learning. Prep to Grade 2, students in Years 10 – 12 undertaking VCE/VCAL and specialist schools return in Term 4
  • Outdoor exercise with a personal trainer allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
THIRD STEP

CURRENT AFTER 26 OCTOBER AND:

  • Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days is less than 5 (state-wide) AND 
  • Less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total)

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools will see a potential staged return for onsite learning for Grade 3 to Year 10 subject to public health advice
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)
LAST STEP

CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND:WHEN: There are no new cases for 14 days. 

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: up to 50 people outdoors
  • Visitors in the home: up to 20 visitors at a time
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open with safety measures
  • Phased return of organised contact sports resume for all ages. Limitations for spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions
COVID NORMAL

CURRENT WHEN: There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home 
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on community sports or spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping

COVID reopening roadmap- REGIONAL VICTORIA

 
SECOND STEP

CURRENT FROM 11:59pm 13 SEPTEMBER FOR: Regional Victoria

Key points
  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these can not be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise
  • Public gatherings: up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) 
  • Visitors to the home: “Single person bubble” 1 nominated visitor if living alone/single parent (all children under 18) 
  • Childcare is open to all children
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed
  • Restaurants and cafes open for takeaway and delivery only
  • Retail: open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open
THIRD STEP

CURRENT WHEN:

  • Daily average number of cases in the last 14 days in Regional Victoria is less than 5 AND
  • Less than 0 cases in Regional Victoria with an unknown source in the last 14 days
  • This is a trigger point for public health review
Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Spend time with others outside where possible
  • Public gatherings: up to 10 people outdoors
  • Visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people)
  • Schools return to onsite learning from Term 4 with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for predominantly outdoor seated service only
  • All retail open, except personal care (hairdressers open)
LAST STEP

CURRENT AFTER 23 NOVEMBER AND WHEN: There are no new cases for 14 days across Victoria.  

The time period must pass AND the number of cases must be low enough to move to the next step. This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • Public gatherings: Up to 50 people outdoors 
  • Up to 20 visitors at home
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality open for seated service only
  • All retail open
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with some restrictions
COVID NORMAL

CURRENT WHEN: There are no new cases for 28 days and no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories.

This is a trigger point for public health review.

Key points
  • No restrictions on leaving home
  • No restrictions on public gatherings but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • No restrictions on visitors at home 
  • Schools open for onsite learning with safety measures
  • Hospitality and retail all open
  • No limits on weddings or funerals but organisers encouraged to keep records of attendees
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping

For more detailed information go to source via vic.gov.au