Victorian restrictions

 

UPDATED - 20 October, 2021


Total active cases - 22,476

Locally acquired last 24 hours - 531

Overseas acquired last 24 hours - 0

Under investigation last 24 hours - 1,218

Locally acquired last 7 days - 3,054

Overseas acquired last 7 days - 1

Under investigation last 7 days - 10,298

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Victoria is on track with its plans to lift restrictions, with 89.3% of eligible residents having received their first dose and 69.3% their second.  

 

This means that the Melbourne lockdown should end at 11:59pm on Thursday, 21 October, 2021, in line with the State's  Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan

 

This includes  construction, where sites go to 100 per cent workforce capacity if workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical exemption.  

 

The Government expects that the 80% target will be achieved by 5 November, 2021, at which point regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne will be brought under the same rules.  

 

If the lockdown lifts as planned, the city will have experienced the world's longest cumulative lockdown - 262 days.  

 

The end of the lockdown will mean that residents no longer need a reason to leave home, and the curfew is no longer in place. 

 

Shops and services will also begin to reopen, and schools will return at least part time.    However, the requirements for authorised workers to be vaccinated are still in place.  

  

For more information, check the Government's website here.   

 

 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

 

Border restrictions are being eased for travellers to Victoria.  At present, all areas are listed as green zones, except for Greater Sydney and the Australian Capital Territory.  

 

Border community arrangements have also eased. 

 

Visitors to Victoria must have a permit to enter, or they could be liable for fines.  

 

Please note: FPA Australia tries to keep these pages as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, Coronavirus policy is changing rapidly, so practitioners should check the links to confirm what is required of them.