The Victorian Government has announced the gradual easing of restrictions throughout the state from 11:59pm Sunday 31 May 2020.
What you need to know
- Stay safe by maintaining good hygiene, keeping your distance from others and if you feel unwell stay home.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested.
- From 26 May schools gradually resume classroom learning.
- From 1 June gradual easing of restrictions is planned for social events and ceremonies, fitness, sport and recreation, personal services, cafes and restaurants, travel and leisure, culture and entertainment.
- From 22 June a further easing of restrictions is planned.
- All eased restrictions and the proposed dates are subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued and effective management of the spread of COVID-19.
What you can do from 1 June
Check our information and advice about restriction levels in place throughout Victoria from 11:59pm Sunday 31 May 2020.
Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer
The State of Emergency provides the Chief Health Officer with additional powers to issue directions to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.
The application and implications of directions issued by the Chief Health Officer are reviewed daily.
Extends the current Declaration of State of Emergency through to 11.59pm 21 June 2020. Signed by Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, MP.
These directions place restrictions on businesses and other organisations, and limit recreational, cultural and entertainment activities. The Restricted Activity Directions (No 9) come into force at 11:59 pm on 31 May 2020 and replace the Restricted Activity Directions (No 8).
This direction replaces the Care facilities direction, previously the Aged Care facilities direction, which restricted entry to all aged care facilities. It continues restrictions to care facilities, including alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, disability residential care and homelessness residential facilities. The Care Facilities Directions (No 4) come into force at 11:59 pm on 31 May 2020 and replace the Care Facilities Directions (No 3).
Visit the Visiting care facilities for more information.
For the latest resources and information for the aged care sector, visit the Aged care sector coronavirus page.
This direction is issued to people arriving in Victoria from overseas and advises them they must go into immediate compulsory quarantine for 14 days. The Direction and Detention Notice (No 4) come into force at 11:59 pm on 31 May 2020 and replace the Direction and Detention Notice (No 3).
Visit the Information for overseas travellers page for more information.
These directions replace the Isolation (Diagnosis) directions and require persons diagnosed with coronavirus to self-isolate and persons who are living with a diagnosed person, or who have been in close contact with a diagnosed person, to self-quarantine. The Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions (No 2) come into force at 11:59 pm on 31 May 2020 and replace the Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions.
These directions restrict entry into hospitals to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus among hospital patients and staff. Paid workers and volunteers can enter as usual, but there are restrictions on the age and number of visitors for patients, and limits on the duration of visits. The Hospital Visitor Directions (No 4) come into force at 11:59 pm on 31 May 2020 and replace the Hospital Visitor Directions (No 3).
This direction revokes the Airport arrivals and Cruise ship docking directions, recognising that both have now been superseded by the compulsory quarantine Direction and Detention notice.