COVID-19 restrictions in place from 11.59pm, Thursday, 10 June

Published on 09 June 2021


The State Government has announced an update to COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne - which includes all of Yarra Ranges.

From 11.59pm Thursday, 10 June, the following changes have been made to existing restrictions:

  • The five reasons to leave home no longer apply for metropolitan Melbourne.
  • The existing 10km limit has now been increased to 25km.
  • The only reasons to go further than 25km are for work, education,care and caregiving, and getting vaccinated.
  • People in metropolitan Melbourne are still NOT permitted to travel to regional Victoria.
  • Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors. (You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, the home of your intimate partner or single bubble buddy or if another lawful exception applies.)
  • Outdoor gatherings are now allowed with a maximum of 10 people, however visitors to your home are still not allowed (with the exception of single bubbles and intimate partners).
  • Schools will be able to resume face-to-face learning from Friday 11 June.
  • Cafes, restaurants and pubs will open, with strict safety measures like density limits, seated service and QR codes in place.
  • Remaining retail businesses will also open, while hairdressing, beauty and personal care can resume but only where masks can be kept on.
  • Weddings are limited to 10 people, and funerals no more than 50. Religious gatherings also have a limit of 50.
  • Swimming pools, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open subject to density limits.
  • Community sport can return but only for the purpose of training.

This coming week will be crucial to prevent the virus spreading further.

Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, check Victorian Department of Health's exposure site list, get tested if you have any symptoms, no matter how minor and, if you're eligible, get vaccinated.

Find out more here