The Victorian Government has started a process to ease the restrictions that were put in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

To manage the opening of facilities and venues appropriately, operators will need to comply with a range of requirements specified in legal directions.

From 1 June 2020, cafes, restaurants and pubs can resume serving meals using table service only, for up to 20 customers at a time (a restaurant that has different dining areas/rooms may have up to 20 customers in each separate dining area, subject to density restrictions).

The Victorian Government has released the Hospitality Industry Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist cafes, restaurants and other food and drink facilities to resume serving meals.

This short free online training module is intended to further support hospitality businesses to prepare to safely resume operations in accordance with the easing of restrictions, while also ensuring the public feels confident that their health and safety is being protected.

You should also visit the Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) page to download the Guidelines along with checklists, fact sheets, signage and posters to help your business safely reopen.