COVID-19 update Corona Virus Victoria

The end of the Victoria's fifth lockdown has been announced on the 27th of July. The stay-at-home restrictions will be lifted from midnight. However, restrictions on visitors to your home remain in place for at least two extra weeks.

From 11:59 pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021, restrictions have changed:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • There are no restrictions on travelling across the state or to regional Victoria.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you should get tested for COVID-19

Social gatherings

  • Private gatherings in the home are not permitted.
  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 10 people. A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Work and education

  • If you can work or study from home, you should continue to do so. If you can’t work from home or another suitable premise, you can go to work.
  • Offices can increase in attendance to 25% capacity or 10 people, whichever is greater.
  • Schools and early childcare are open.

Retail and hospitality

Retail will be able to re-open from Wednesday 28 July.


Restaurants, pubs and cafes can resume activities from Wednesday 27 July. Capacity limits will be in place for those venues.

Sport and recreation

Community sport will resume. Gyms will also re-open, with capacity limits in place. 

Face masks

Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors.

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