Effective from today 15th December at 11.59pm the Victorian Government has
announced they will be easing restrictions until 12 January 2022.

This announcement has spurred questions from our industry as to whether this also will affect salons and clinics.

The new Health Order rules are as follows:

  • People aged under 18 no longer have to show their vaccination status to get into any venues.
  • Mandatory vaccination rules have also eased in most retail settings, meaning people no longer have to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Proof of vaccination has also been dropped as a requirement in settings such as real estate, places of worship, weddings and funerals.

If funerals and weddings are held at a place of worship, vaccination requirements won’t apply, but if they’re held in a hospitality setting, then the need for proof of vaccination will still apply.

  • Please note: Hair and beauty services are the exception, and a proof of vaccination will still be required there.

In terms of salons and clinics, clients can purchase products, however, unless they have proof of vaccination you will not be able to book them for treatment.

  • Hospitality settings — such as restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs — remain the same, and proof of two COVID-19 jabs or, in rare cases, an exemption, will still be needed.

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