Date for Victorian retail reopening has been announce
In a much anticipated announcement, Premier Daniel Andrews has today confirmed that Victorian hairdressers may reopen from 11.59pm tonight with strict safety protocols in place, and retail will reopen at 11.59pm on 1 November 2020. From this date, all remaining retail will open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs will open, and personal and beauty services will be able to offer treatments to clients – as long as a face mask can be worn.
These businesses will be able to have staff onsite for a ‘dark opening’ from 28 October, giving them time to prepare to open their doors to the public.
The Premier did note there is potential to reopen faster should the state perform well on key indicators such as mystery cases and test numbers.
In good news for regional Victorian hospitality businesses, they’ll be able to host up to 40 customers indoors and up to 70 outdoors from 11:59pm tonight.
The National Retail Association has been lobbying for an earlier reopening to ensure Victorian retailers can take advantage of the Christmas shopping season. We will continue to work on your behalf, and will inform of any changes to reopening as they occur.