Update: COVIDSafe Measures and Restrictions

Effective from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June 2021

To our incredible dance and performing arts sector,

We are continuing our advocacy for dance and performing arts to be considered on its own merits and risk studies with our government partners and it’s great to see the small successes of our work as well as the work of our sector members, with government regulations now allowing a premise be entered for the purposes of streaming – this small but significant change will assist many dance studio’s, performing arts centres and teachers to work online during this difficult time. 

With further details released today, 11 June, about the easing of restrictions last night at 11.59pm we have some important updates for you. Changes came into effect at Midnight.

  1. In Greater Melbourne  workers are permitted to access a studio space and use the facilities for broadcasting purposes.
  2. In Regional Victoria the facilitator or teacher is not included in the group size cap of 10 people indoors. The maximum group size of 10 is for children and adults.
  3. In Greater Melbourne Masks must be worn at all times when outside your home.

Our goal is to support and improve access and support of individuals and businesses engaged with dance across our sector and state. This work will continue.

If you missed it: we support the petition calling for all small businesses and sole traders to be included in the Victorian Government’s support grants. Please sign and share http://chng.it/ftp9TQTPXk

Stay safe, be kind. We will all dance together soon.

More information on restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

More information on accessing a studio to broadcast: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise#summary-of-restrictions