Coronavirus roadmap for reopening - latest announcements

Published: 28 October 2020

Work is continuing safely on Victoria’s Big Build, our biggest transport upgrade ever.

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects is critical and is continuing with COVIDsafe Plans in place on all project sites across Victoria.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. Workers on all of Victoria’s Big Build sites are required to wear face masks unless they meet any of the criteria for exception - such as a medical condition or for Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

Physical distancing measures are in place as well as increased hygiene practices.

Metropolitan Melbourne

Metropolitan Melbourne will move to the Third Step of the roadmap for reopening from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

There are no longer any restrictions on reasons to leave the house, as long as you stay within 25km of your home.

For more information on current restrictions, visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.

Regional Victoria

Regional Victoria has reached the Third Step of the roadmap to reopening. There are no restrictions on the reasons for leaving home or distances travelled, although you can’t travel into areas with higher restrictions without a permit.

Public transport

Public transport services are currently running to the normal timetable, unless there's a disruption caused by construction. Night Network services, which normally operate between 1am and 5am on Friday and Saturday nights, are currently suspended.

All services, stops and stations are being disinfected every day. Extra cleaning is being carried out on all bus replacement services.

While using trains, trams and buses, you must:

  • wear a mask (unless you have an exemption)
  • practise good hand hygiene
  • maximise the distance between you and other passengers.

Also try to travel outside peak times, when fewer people are using the network.

See COVID-19 tips for travellers

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.