VICTORIA

Roadmap to reopening

Premier Daniel Andrews outlined Victoria's roadmap to reopening after the vaccination targets are achieved. Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria now enjoys the same restrictions and freedoms moving forward as they pass 80% vaccination rates.

AT 80% DOUBLE DOSE (16+ YEARS)

REACHED ON

6:00PM 29 OCTOBER 2021

AT 90% DOUBLE DOSE (12+ YEARS)

REACHED ON

11:59PM 18 NOVEMBER 2021

RETAIL TRADE SECTOR GUIDANCE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What vaccination requirements apply in retail at Phase C (80%) of the Roadmap?

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that on Friday 29 October at 6:00pm, Victoria will move forward in opening up and more restrictions will ease away. Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will operate under the same settings and retail will be open.

Customers attending general retail (e.g. clothing store) and essential retail (e.g. supermarket) will not be required to provide information on being fully vaccinated. Workers in general retail (e.g. clothing store) and essential retail (e.g. supermarket) are required to be vaccinated by the dates specified in the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (second dose required by 26 November 2021).

What vaccination requirements apply to workers in retail at Phase D (90%) of the Roadmap?

On Sunday 24 October 2021, the Victorian Government announced that as Victoria enters Phase D of the National Roadmap to Delivery the National Plan, all workers in general retail (e.g. clothing store) must be fully vaccinated to allow density limits to be lifted at this time. It is anticipated that Victoria will reach Phase D of the Roadmap around 24 November 2021. If your workers are not fully vaccinated, your business may not be able to open.  Encourage your workers to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination protects you, your family and those in the community who are unable to get vaccinated.

What vaccination requirements apply to customers in retail at Phase D (90%) of the Roadmap?

On Sunday 24 October 2021, the Victorian Government announced that as Victoria enters Phase D of the National Roadmap to Delivery the National Plan (estimated to be around 24 November 2021), all customers attending general retail must be fully vaccinated to allow density limits to be lifted at this time. Victoria will reach Phase D of the Roadmap around 24 November 2021. More detailed guidance will be finalised closer to that date. Vaccination protects you, your family and those in the community who are unable to get vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.

 

For other retail trade FAQs related to current restrictions, visit Retail trade sector guidance – Frequently asked questions HERE.

CURRENT VACCINATION RATES

Roadmap easing thresholds: In addition to reaching the vaccination threshold at each point in the roadmap, easing restrictions will depend on public health advice as to the current epidemiology. In addition, easing at 70% and 80% fully vaccinated will be subject to health system capacity.