The Victorian Government has released their COVID roadmaps to reopening for both Melbourne metro and regional Victoria.
Both roadmaps follow a 4-step reopening process, with Melbourne and regional Vic each taking different steps towards a return to normalcy.
It is important to note that all dates past Step 1 for Metro Melbourne and Step 2 for Regional Victoria may be subject to change based on trigger points and public health advice.
Any date listed as a trigger point denotes a point for review by Victoria’s public health team to consider any potential changes to restrictions based on the current circumstances.
As of 17/09/2020 the roadmap is as follows:
Step 1 only applies to Metro Melbourne.
Metro Melbourne (11:59pm, 13 September)
Expands the capacity for social interaction.
Regional Victoria (11:59pm, 13 September)
This includes social bubbles, visitor allowances, and the staged return of education.
Metro Melbourne (28 September subject to trigger points and public health advice)
This includes social bubbles and the phased return of some workforces and education.
Regional Victoria (11:59pm, 16 September)
Increased reopening for sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.
Metro Melbourne (26 October subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Major industries return, increased reopening for education, sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.
Statewide (23 November subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Increase of numbers for gatherings and hospitality.
No restrictions for gatherings, visitors, hospitality or sport.