COVID-19 Restriction and Recommendation Changes

Victorian Government COVID-19 Restriction and Recommendation Changes

From 6pm Friday, 18 February 2022:

  • density quotients of one person per two square metres in place at hospitality and entertainment venues will be removed
  • indoor dancefloors at these venues can re-open
  • QR code check-in requirements will no longer be in place at retail venues, schools (including childcare and early childhood) and for employees at many workplaces
  • QR code check-in and vaccination check requirements will remain in all ‘vaccinated economy’ settings, such as hospitality and entertainment venues
  • mandatory surveillance testing for key industries, including meat processing, will become recommended only
  • requirements for hospital worker ‘bubbles’ will be removed, but health services may still implement them at their discretion
  • international arrivals will no longer be required to obtain an international arrivals’ permit
  • the 14-day hotel quarantine period for international visitors and aircrew who aren’t fully vaccinated or medically exempt will reduce to seven days.

As community transmission of COVID-19 continues to fall throughout Victoria and vaccination coverage increases, the Minister for Health will consider changes to office-based settings from next week.

The Minister for Health will also consider easing existing mitigation strategies in office-based settings such as face mask requirements, with consideration to those who have received a third dose of the vaccine and the added protection that it provides.

The coronavirus website will be updated from 6pm Friday 18 February.

The above update was provided to Ausdance VIC from Creative Victoria and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. 

For Dance

  • Check-in procedures still apply.
  • For those conducting events or social dances within hospitality venues these can more easily proceed.
  • Continue to update and follow your COVIDSafe Plan, Resources here.
  • Use this online tool and follow the guidelines here if you have a positive case in the workplace.