At 11.59pm on 27 October 2020, metropolitan Melbourne entered the Third Step as part of the Victorian Government’s roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

This step includes the re-opening of the following industries:

  • Retail – with limited number of patrons depending on size
  • Personal care and body art – masks must be worn at all times
  • Cafes and restaurants, with limits to patrons size dependant:
    • 20 indoors
    • 50 outdoors
  • Outdoor weddings – up to 10 people
  • Outdoor PT – up to 10 people
  • Tours in outdoor spaces – groups of up to 10 people. Tours indoors remain not permitted)
  • Tour transport is permitted in open air vehicles, for groups of up to 10 people
  • Live music can resume in locations such as pubs, bars and restaurants
  • Drive in cinemas can re-open – attendees must remain seated in their vehicles

For all of the details of the Third Step visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.