What are the new COVID-19 restrictions for Victorians?

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The Victorian government on Wednesday announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions to apply from 11.59pm on Thursday July 8. In this article you will find a run through of the new rules for the state. It will be updated as new information becomes available so please check back for the latest information.

Health Minister Martin Foley said the changes would bring metropolitan Melbourne into line with the rules applying to regional Victoria.


Masks will still be required in indoor, public-facing settings and must be carried at all times. But face coverings will no longer be mandatory in schools for students and staff or at workplaces where there is not public interaction such as offices and factories. workplaces will also be subject to a density limit of one person per 2 square metres.


Private gatherings in the home are limited to 15 visitors per day together or separately, including dependants (infants under 12 months not counted towards the cap)

Public gatherings are permitted up to 50 people.

Weddings, funerals and religious gatherings

There will be no set limit for religious gatherings but there will be a density limit of 1 person per 2 square metres provided a COVID Check-in Marshall is present. If not, a 1 person per 4 square metre limit will apply.

Funerals will have 300 person limit subject to venue density caps.

Weddings will also have a 300 person limit subject to venue density caps and dance floors will return with a limit of 50 people.

More to come

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