Return to community facilities - guide and resources

We have collated a range of information to assist tenants to safely return to the City’s community facilities, in line with the Victorian Government’s restrictions.

If you have any further questions or concerns, our Community and Recreation Team is on hand to provide you with specific and individual support.

Contact our the team via email at [email protected]

Completing a COVID Safe Plan

This information sheet will assist you to complete a COVID Safe Plan.

All open businesses and services must have a COVID Safe Plan in place.

Victoria's Restricted Activity Directions

Statewide directions place restrictions on businesses and other organisations, and limit recreational, cultural and entertainment activities. They can be viewed at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.

Advisory signage

We can provide you with a range of signage to assist with mask-wearing, hygiene and physical distancing measures (see RELATED DOCUMENTS at the base of this page).

Further advisory posters are available for printing via the DHHS.

You can download the COVIDSafe app posters at the Safe Work Australia website.

How many people can we have in an indoor or outdoor space?

The density quotient of a single undivided indoor space is the number calculated by dividing the total area of the space (measured in square metres) by four.

Example: if an indoor space is 8.5 metres long and 4.5 metres wide, its total area is 38.25 square metres. Its density quotient is 9.56, so no more than 9 people would be permitted to be in the indoor space at the same time.

Further patron caps and restrictions may also be in place for your business or service. Information on your industry's restrictions can be found at the DHHS website.

Physical distancing requirements

You can consider placing floor decals or stickers 1.5 metres apart, to comply with physical distancing requirements.

Wayfinding stickers can be found at the Safe Work Australia website.

Cleaning requirements

You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:

  • frequently touched surfaces are cleaned at least twice on any given day;
  • surfaces are cleaned when visibly soiled;
  • if an event is to occur, a reasonable period of time has elapsed since the conclusion of any earlier event to allow for cleaning in between the events; and
  • surfaces are cleaned immediately after a spill on the surface.

You must wipe the surface with a disinfectant:

  • by a manufacturer that carries a product label stating that the disinfectant has anti-viral properties; or
  • made by a person according to instructions issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Further information about sanitisation can be found at the Safe Work Australia website.

Further Resources

Australian Government Department of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

Worksafe Victoria

For Neighbourhood Houses

Visit Neighbourhood Houses Victoria for more information.

The organisation has a Sector Response: COVID19 and Neighbourhood Houses document that contains advice, information and support available.

The DHHS also has a COVID-19 Plan for the Victorian Neighbourhood House Sector.

Page last updated: Monday, 22 November 2021