IFISS COVID Update – Victoria from 11:59pm Thursday 21st October 2021

Dear Friends of IFISS,

We have set out below the relevant restriction changes, which will take place across Victoria at 11:59pm on Thursday 21st October 2021.

  • Metropolitan & Regional Victoria are still operating separately.
  • Only permitted workers are allowed to travel to Regional Victoria.
  • If a person from Metropolitan Melbourne attends a funeral  in regional Victoria, Melbourne restrictions follow them.
  • Masks will still be required both indoors and outdoors for all Victorians.

In-Home Funerals- Up to 10 people (including dependents) per day will be able to visit homes in both regional and metropolitan Melbourne. To ensure this is done safely, it’s highly recommended that Victorians only permit people aged 12 years and over who are fully vaccinated to visit them at home

Wakes- unless stipulated, this area usually follows hospitality rules, but always check with your venue for their own process and restrictions.

  • In regional Victoria, indoor settings – like restaurants, cafes– will increase from 10 to 30 people per venue, if everyone is fully vaccinated.
  • Indoor settings like restaurants and cafes will be able to reopen with up to 20 people indoors with density limits, and only if all attendees – including workers – are fully vaccinated. If vaccination status unknown then it reverts to previous restrictions.

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Funerals will be able to take place with up to 50 people outdoors and 20 people indoors subject to density limits and only if all attendees are fully vaccinated. Or, if vaccination status is unknown, 10 people are permitted indoors for funerals.
  • No curfew

Regional Victoria

  • Funerals allowed for 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 fully vaccinated outdoors. If vaccination status unknown then no more than 20.
  • Outdoor venues will increase from 20 to up to 100 people per venue, but only if everyone is fully vaccinated. If vaccination status is unknown, the venue can only have a total of 20 people.

We hope this helps you to plan with your client families. Ensure they are aware of the vaccine restrictions. It may be helpful for them to gather the names of those who are expected to attend, so your QR Code Marshal can verify more easily their status upon arrival.

There will be another change in restrictions before the end of the month. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we can.

If you have any questions of further information ,please contact us anytime.

Look after each other and stay safe,

Kind regards,

IFISS Team Support

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