July 27, 2021

The Premier has announced Victoria’s state-wide lockdown will be lifted and a range of restrictions will ease from 11:59pm tonight.

View the table of restrictions

For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.  

From 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday 27 July), the following will apply

  • Masks will continue to be required everywhere indoors and outdoors outside of the home, unless an exception applies
  • Victorians can leave their homes for any reason 
  • Schools will be open for onsite learning to all students
  • The Authorised Worker List will no longer apply, meaning businesses and venues can reopen with capacity and density limits of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service
  • Retail and beauty and personal care will open in line with density limits
  • As will entertainment venues and community facilities
  • If you can work from home, you should and office workers will be able to return up to 25 per cent or up to 10 people, whichever is greater
  • Public gatherings for up to 10 people allowed, with infants under 12 months not included in the cap
  • Gatherings in the home are not permitted
  • Live music venues, dance classes and physical recreation facilities, including gyms, will all open with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm
  • People can only book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person
  • Alpine Resorts can reopen, with visitors requiring a COVID test and receipt of a negative result within 72 hours prior to visiting. Children under 12 years of age are not required to be tested
  • A maximum of 50 people will be permitted at weddings and funerals will have a cap of 50, plus those conducting the funeral. Infants under 12 months are not included in the cap for either

Changes will also be made to tighten the cross-border bubble with NSW

The City of Wagga Wagga, Hay Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council and Murrumbidgee Council will no longer be included in the cross border bubble.

These local government areas will be included under the Extreme Risk Zone from 11:59pm tonight, in line with the rest of NSW and residents will need a Specified Worker Permit, transit permit, or an exemption to enter Victoria. 

There are still thousands of Victorians in quarantine and people will need to remain vigilant to stay on top of this highly infectious Delta variant. That means COVIDSafe behaviours like checking in everywhere, every time, wearing a mask and getting vaccinated when you’re eligible will remain key as we cautiously open up again.    

For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.