Restrictions set to ease from 11.59pm, Thursday 21 October

Published 18-10-2021

TNE news 18 Oct

The Victorian Government has announced Victoria will likely hit its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target nearly a week early, and restrictions will ease from 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October.


From 11:59pm Thursday 21 October for both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria:

  • Up to 10 people (including dependents) per day will be able to visit homes in both regional and metropolitan Melbourne. It’s highly recommended that Victorians only permit people aged 12 years and over who are fully vaccinated to visit them.
  • Movement between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will only be allowed for permitted reasons.
  • Workers who are required to get vaccinated must provide their employer with evidence that they meet the vaccination requirements for their industry.
  • Masks will still be required both indoors and outdoors for all Victorians.
  • Large scale construction sites will increase to 100 per cent capacity but only if all workers are fully vaccinated.


In regional Victoria:

  • Up to 20 people can gather outdoors, including dependents.
  • Indoor settings – like pubs, restaurants, cafes and gyms – will increase from 10 to 30 people per venue, if everyone is fully vaccinated.
  • Outdoor venues will increase from 20 to up to 100 people per venue, but only if everyone is fully vaccinated. If vaccination status is unknown, the venue can only have a total of 20 people.
  • Community sport returns indoors for minimum number required.
  • Funerals and weddings are allowed for 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 fully vaccinated outdoors.


In metropolitan Melbourne:

  •  The curfew and the 15km travel radius will be lifted. However, movement between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will only be allowed for permitted reasons.
  • 15 people can gather outdoors. Community sport training returns for minimum required to hold training.
  • People must continue to work from home if they can.
  • Most outdoor settings – outdoor cafes, cinemas, and physical recreation facilities like pools – will open with up to 50 people per venue but are subject to density limits and only for those fully vaccinated – including workers.
  •  Indoor settings – like pubs, restaurants and cafes – will be able to reopen with up to 20 people indoors with density limits, and only if all attendees – including workers – are fully vaccinated.
  • Hairdressing and personal care can open for up to five fully vaccinated people.
  • Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals will be able to take place with up to 50 people outdoors and 20 people indoors subject to density limits and only if all attendees are fully vaccinated. Or, if vaccination status is unknown, 10 people are permitted indoors for funerals, weddings and religious gatherings.


See the updated Roadmap for further details. 

For more info on the Roadmap or to book a vaccination visit au.


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