Excitement is brewing as Victoria’s hospitality venues are set to reopen at midnight tonight, 21 October, as Covid restrictions are eased after the state reached 70 percent double dose vaccination target.

This means from midnight tonight in metropolitan Melbourne there will no longer be a curfew or restrictions on leaving home.  Hospitality workers are permitted to leave their home between 9 pm and midnight on Thursday to reopen venues.  Masks are still mandatory.

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Hospitality venues such as food and drink businesses can open for seated service subject to density limits, with a limit of up to 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors.
  • Entertainment venues are permitted to open with a capacity limit of up to 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors.
  • Weddings are permitted following density limits, with a limit of up to 20 fully vaccinated people or 10 unvaccinated people indoors, and 50 fully vaccinated people or 20 unvaccinated people outdoors.
  • Funerals are permitted following density limits, with a limit of up to 20 fully vaccinated people or 10 unvaccinated people indoors, and 50 fully vaccinated people or 20 unvaccinated people outdoors.

Regional Victoria

  • Restaurants, pubs and cafes can provide indoor service for up to 30 fully vaccinated people.
  • Entertainment venues such as cinemas are permitted to open indoors for up to 30 fully vaccinated people.
  • Outdoor venues are permitted to open for up to 100 fully vaccinated people and 20 unvaccinated people.
  • Weddings and funerals are permitted for up to 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 fully vaccinated people outdoors.

You can read Victoria’s Roadmap here.