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Current as of 18 January 2021, at 10:15 AEST

All of Victoria is under COVIDSafe Summer restrictions.

You must wear a fitted face mask in the following settings — unless you have a lawful reason for not wearing one:

  • public transport
  • rideshares or taxis
  • shopping centres, including retail stores inside shopping centres, such as clothing stores
  • indoor markets
  • large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as supermarkets, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores and hardware stores
  • domestic flights to and from Victoria
  • airports
  • working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities

You must carry a mask with you at all times — unless you have a lawful reason not to. You should also wear a face mask when you can’t maintain 1.5 metres from other people.

For more information, go to the Victorian Government’s restrictions page at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

COVIDSafe Summer restrictions

Businesses can have up to 1 person per 2 square metres if they use electronic record keeping. Businesses can have up to 1 person per 4 square metres with paper-based record keeping.

To support contact tracing, businesses must ask every person who’s on the premises for more than 15 minutes — including staff — to provide their:

  • first name
  • phone number

Businesses must also record the date and time at which the person was on site. Records can be digital or hard copy and should be kept for 28 days. Businesses and workplaces can use the Victorian Government’s free QR Code Service. Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/qrcode.

Mandatory face masks

You must wear a fitted face mask in the following settings — unless you have a lawful reason for not wearing one:

  • public transport
  • rideshares or taxis
  • shopping centres, including retail stores inside shopping centres, such as clothing stores
  • indoor markets
  • large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as supermarkets, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores and hardware stores
  • domestic flights to and from Victoria
  • airports
  • working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities

However, you must carry a mask with you at all times — unless you have a lawful reason not to. You should also wear a face mask when you can’t maintain 1.5 metres from other people.

Those who don’t wear a face mask in these settings and don’t have a lawful excuse, will face a fine.

Exemptions include if:

  • you have a medical condition that makes wearing a face mask unsuitable
  • you can’t do your job while wearing a face mask
  • when communication is difficult for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • during emergencies

Face shields, bandanas and scarves are not sufficient.

You can remove your mask to eat or drink if you’re out in public.

Children younger than 12 years of age don’t need to wear a face mask. Children aged 2 years or younger must not wear a face mask, because they’re a choking and suffocation risk.

Some industries require staff or customers to wear face coverings as part of their COVIDSafe Plan. For more information visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au and click on ‘Business & work’.

To learn more about Victoria's restrictions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. International, interstate and mobile callers can phone (+613) 9096 9000.

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