23rd November, 2020
Thanks to the efforts of every Victorian, we are moving to the Last Step of reopening. With continued adherence to the Victorian Government’s guidelines, we aim to keep Corio Village a Covid-Safe environment for both our retailers and the wider community to enjoy.
For more information on what’s changing from 11:59pm Sunday 22 November read the Premier’s media statement, available here.
Last Step Restrictions
Last Step restrictions apply in Victoria as per Victoria Government directives. Restrictions are outlined as follows:
- Shops are open. Limits apply to the number of customers who can be in a store at one time. This limit is to ensure everyone can keep 1.5 metres distance.
- Hairdressers and barbers, beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, spas, tattoo studios and massage parlours can open. If you are undergoing treatment that cannot be performed with a face mask on, you may remove your face mask during the procedure. Limits apply to the number of customers who can attend.
- Gaming facilities, including TAB and KENO facilities can open in both retail and licensed premises subject to relevant restrictions. In licensed premises, patrons must remain seated unless they are placing a bet, purchasing food or drinks, using the toilet or entering or leaving the venue.
- Indoor food courts are limited to up to 50% seated capacity, with 1 person per 8 square metres.
- Restaurants and cafes can open for outdoor and indoor seated service of food or drink. Indoor seated service for up to 150 people depending on the size of the venue. Outdoor seated service for up to 300 people (with a total venue limit of 300). There is no limit on the size of the group you can sit or dine with.
- For hospitality venues with less than 200sqm of floorspace indoors, the two square metre rule should be applied indoors with up to of 50 patrons allowed. QR codes must be used for venues using the small indoor venue density quotient. For venues with 200sqm of indoor floorspace or larger, the four square metre rule must be applied with up to 150 patrons allowed.
- Market stalls are Limits apply to the number of customers who can attend.
- Shops need to limit the number of customers and follow signage and cleaning recommendations. To keep everyone safe, pay attend to the limits of each shop. Small shops will have smaller limits.You might need to wait your turn to enter a shop.
- There are no restrictions on travel between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. Businesses in regional Victoria can serve people who live in metropolitan Melbourne. There is no requirement to check ID or addresses or refuse service to people from metropolitan Melbourne.
What actions do I need to take when shopping?
Before you leave home:
- If you feel unwell and have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) stay home, seek medical advice and get tested. Stay home while you wait for your test result.
Face masks remain mandatory in some settings, unless you have a lawful reason not to wear one.
- Face masks are no longer mandatory when you are outdoors, if you can stay 1.5 metres away from people that you don’t live with.
- Use of face masks outdoors is required if you are unable to stay further than 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with, such as at public transport stations, outdoor markets, walkways and thoroughfares. Face masks remain mandatory when indoors – for example a shopping centre, the supermarket or on public transport.
- You must continue to carry a face mask with you at all times.
When you are out shopping:
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
- Wear a face mask when indoors
- Wear a face mask outdoors when you cannot maintain at least 1.5 metres distance from other people, such as at outdoor markets
- Respect the customer limits in place at each shop
- Keep at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others, including while queuing
- Avoid crowded indoor areas like parking ticket machines, lifts, escalators and entrances as much as possible
- Wash your hands when you get home
For more information head to https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/shopping-and-retail-victoria-last-step
For older updates, click HERE.