BUV COVID-19 Advice (Sept)

30th September 2020

Update 07/09/20 10.00am

Source:
VIC Gov
Roadmap for reopening – Metropolitan 
Roadmap for reopening – Regional Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne
Regional Victoria

Coronavirus Home Safety Plan

 

MELBOURNE
 
First Step – Melbourne

CURRENT FROM 11.59pm 13 SEPTEMBER 2020:

  • 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) 
  • Shopping for essentials, 1 person per household, once a day
  • Weddings: only for compassionate reasons, with up to 5 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant)
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 10 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral)
  • Religion: places of worship closed. Recording and essential public services allowed (up to 5 people and must adhere to the DHHS’s cleaningdensitysignage and record keeping requirements.)
FAQs
 
Second Step – Melbourne

Metro Melbourne can move to the second step after 28 September AND when 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.

  • Only leave home for 4 reasons: school or work (if these can not be done from home), care or caregiving, to purchase essentials, exercise within 5km
  • 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 – essential only with others only for click and collect
  • Weddings: allowed with up to 5 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant).
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 10 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral).
  • Religion: places of worship closed, outdoor gatherings (not ceremonies) of up to 5 people, plus 1 faith leader, proximate to a place of worship, are allowed.
Third Step – Melbourne

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.

  • 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)
  • Weddings: allowed with up to 10 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant)
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 20 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral)
  • Religion: outdoor religious gatherings for up to 10 people plus a faith leader, facilities open for private worship for households or social bubbles, plus a faith leader
Last Step – Melbourne

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.

  • 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
  • Weddings: allowed with 50 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant), 20 in a private residence
  • Funerals: allowed with 50 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral), 20 in a private residence
  • Religion: public worship (not including private ceremonies e.g. baptism) can resume in outdoor and indoor settings subject to density quotient
COVID Normal – Melbourne

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.

  • 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 restrictions on community sports or spectators
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping
  • Weddings, funerals, religion: no limits but organisers required to keep records of attendees
REGIONAL VICTORIA
Third Step – Regional Victoria

WHEN:  from 11:59pm on 16 September

  • There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel across regional Victoria. 
  • Public Gatherings: Groups of up to ten people will be able to meet up outdoors. This does not include children under 12 months of age. 
  • Private Gatherings: visitors allowed at home from 1 other household (up to 5 people). The cap on visitors does not include children under 1 year of age. It must be the same household throughout the Third Step. The household you form a bubble with must live in regional Victoria. 
  • Weddings: allowed with up to 10 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant). If you hold the wedding in your home, the restrictions on private gatherings will apply. 
  • Funerals: allowed with up to 20 people. This doesn’t include the people required to conduct the service or children under 1 year of age. If you hold the funeral in your home, the restrictions on private gatherings will apply. 
  • Places of worship: outdoor religious gatherings for up to 10 people plus a faith leader are allowed. Places of worship can open for private worship for households or social bubbles (up to five people), plus a faith leader. 

3rd Step – Restrictions Summary

FAQs

Last Step – Regional Victoria

WHEN: 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.

  • 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
  • Weddings: allowed with 50 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant), 20 in a private residence.
  • Funerals: allowed with 50 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral), 20 in a private residence.
  • Religion: public worship (not including private ceremonies e.g. baptism) can resume in outdoor and indoor settings subject to density quotient.
COVID Normal – Regional Victoria

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.

  • 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
  • Galleries, museums and other entertainment venues open with safety measures and record-keeping
  • Weddings, funerals, religion: no limits but organisers required to keep records of attendees