Information about permitted workplaces in the retail trade (services) sector operating under current restrictions.

In permitted workplaces:

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • If your employees can work from home, you must support them to work from home.
  • You need a permit to leave home for work and the permit requires your employer to state you cannot work remotely.
  • Any onsite functions must operate under the minimum obligations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) including have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.
  • For operational guidance and frequently asked questions for businesses and industries visit Business Victoria.

This information is subject to the Directions of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

Permitted industries

Announcement date

Effective from


Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Laundry and dry cleaners

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Car parks supporting permitted workers and industries

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Monday 21st September

Hair clinics offering specialist treatment services to clients who have a medical certificate and require the treatment for health and wellbeing reasons

Monday 3 August  11:59pm Monday 21st September