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COVID-19 Update: Metropolitan Melbourne and Mildura freed from lockdown

As of 11:59pm on Thursday, 21 October 2021, Metropolitan Melbourne, and Regional Victoria have returned to COVIDSafe settings, with further easing and alignment of restrictions from 6:00pm on Friday, 29 October 2021:

  • There are no restrictions on leaving home.

  • Travel proximity limits from home, and the curfew in Metropolitan Melbourne have been lifted.

  • From 6pm on Friday, restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria will align, and limits on travel between these areas will no longer be in effect.

  • From 6pm on Friday, double-vaccinated workers currently working from home will be able to return to the office.

  • Face masks remain mandatory indoors (not at home) unless an exemption applies - this includes all workplaces and secondary schools. Face masks will not be required to be worn outdoors from 6pm on Friday.

  • Wearing of face masks is highly recommended on common property, particularly within enclosed common property areas in apartment buildings.

  • Private outdoor shared and recreational facilities (such as swimming pools, barbecue, and dining areas) are permitted to open at this time. Private indoor shared and recreational facilities will be permitted to reopen from 6pm on Friday.

  • Public gatherings of up to 30 people (including dependents) will be permitted to gather outdoors from 6pm on Friday.

  • Up to 10 people (including dependents) are able to visit homes in both Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

  • Owners corporations can hold committee meetings or AGMs in person, subject to visitor quotas in homes or any relevant restrictions for entry to other venues, such as occupancy limits, in tandem with adherence to COVIDSafe protocols such as social distancing and wearing of masks.

  • Short-stay accommodation bookings for holidays and recreational purposes are open for all members of a household, and up to 10 additional people (as per restrictions on home visits).

For further information on current public health orders and restrictions in Victoria and specific information relevant to industry, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page, as well as the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus Roadmap to Reopening and Property, Real Estate and Strata sector guidance webpages.

SCA (Vic) look forward to holding in-person events once again, and we once again thank our members for their patience as we have and will continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions on behalf of industry to the best of our ability.

SCA (Vic) are hosting in-person events in accordance with relevant public health orders, advice, and information from Federal and State Government authorities. Please note that this includes all attendees being asked to check-in and to provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of entry to a venue or premises hosting an SCA (Vic) event.


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