Victorian COVID-19 Proposed Timelines
 
These following proposed timelines released by the Victorian Government will be subject to the advice of the Chief Health Officer, broader compliance with restrictions, the rate of testing and the movement of coronavirus within our community.
 
Under the proposed plan, restaurants and cafes will be able to resume:
  • From 1 June with up to 20 patrons per enclosed space
  • From 22 June with up to 50 patrons per enclosed space
  • With up to 100 patrons per enclosed space during the second half of July
All venues will need to abide by existing physical distancing requirements of one person per four square metres. Table spacing (allowing 1.5 metres) will also be enforced.
 
Additionally, venues will be required to take the contact details of every customer to assist in rapid contact tracing.
 
A number of other safety precautions will also be required, including extra cleaning, staff health screening and temperature checks.
 
For more information we recommend the Dept. of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
District 9820 Advice
 
District Governor Adrian’s advice is not to rush back to physical meetings and gatherings. While tremendous progress has been made flattening the curve, there is no escaping that our demographic is most at risk for serious illness or even death from COVID-19. Daily we are seeing new cases in Victoria as the restrictions are relaxing. There is still no vaccination or reliable treatment available, so under duty of care to our membership we need to proceed with caution.
 
For now, keep meeting online, practise good hygiene, practise physical distancing, do not go out unless you need to, and stay safe.