What you need to know

  • Stay safe by washing your hands, keeping your distance from others, and staying home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested.
  • From 22 June the number of visitors that you can have to your home has reduced to five visitors. Outdoor gatherings have reduced to a maximum group of ten people.
  • Restaurants, pubs, auction halls, community halls, libraries, museums and places of worship remain at a maximum of 20 people in any one space until 12 July.
  • Businesses including gyms, cinemas, theatres and TABs can open, with a maximum of 20 people per space.
  • All changes to restrictions and the proposed dates are subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued and effective management of the spread of COVID-19.

Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer

The State of Emergency provides the Chief Health Officer with additional powers to issue directions to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.

The application and implications of directions issued by the Chief Health Officer are reviewed daily.

Extends the current Declaration of State of Emergency through to 11.59pm 19 July 2020.  Signed by Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, MP.

These directions place restrictions on businesses and other organisations, and limit recreational, cultural and entertainment activities. The Restricted Activity Directions (No 10) come into force at 11:59 pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Restricted Activity Directions (No 9).

These directions outline the limitations on leaving home for all Victorians. The Stay Safe Directions come into force at 11:59 pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Stay Safe Directions (No 1).

This direction replaces the Care facilities direction, previously the Aged Care facilities direction, which restricted entry to all aged care facilities. It continues restrictions to care facilities, including alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, disability residential care and homelessness residential facilities. The Care Facilities Directions (No 5) come into force at 11:59 pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Care Facilities Directions (No 4).

Visit the Visiting care facilities for more information.

For the latest resources and information for the aged care sector, visit the Aged care sector coronavirus page.

This direction is issued to people arriving in Victoria from overseas and advises them they must go into immediate compulsory quarantine for 14 days. The Direction and Detention Notice (No 5) come into force at 11:59 pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Direction and Detention Notice (No 4).

Visit the Information for overseas travellers page for more information.

These directions replace the Isolation (Diagnosis) directions and require persons diagnosed with coronavirus to self-isolate and persons who are living with a diagnosed person, or who have been in close contact with a diagnosed person, to self-quarantine. The Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions (No 3) come into force at 11:59 pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions (No 2).

These directions restrict entry into hospitals to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus among hospital patients and staff. Paid workers and volunteers can enter as usual, but there are restrictions on the age and number of visitors for patients, and limits on the duration of visits. The Hospital Visitor Directions (No 6) come into force at 11:59pm on 21 June 2020 and replace the Hospital Visitor Directions (No 5).

This direction revokes the Airport arrivals and Cruise ship docking directions, recognising that both have now been superseded by the compulsory quarantine Direction and Detention notice.