Getting Community Playgroups Back Together

18/11/2021: In response to the release of the Victoria Government Roadmap, we have created a guide to inform playgroups about the upcoming changes. Please note, this guide is subject to change and we encourage you to refer to the Victorian Government website for further details.

Covid-Safe Settings


19 November 2021


•No capacity limits.
• No density limits.
• No gathering limits.
• Masks are recommended in high risk indoor settings or settings where there are low vaccination levels and where you cannot socially distance.
• All vaccination requirements remain. You can view our vaccination statement by clicking here.

Please visit the DHHS website for further information at this address: 

Read the Premier’s Update here.

Vaccination is strongly recommended.
Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria App, no matter how long you spend at that location.
We thank you all for helping to keep everyone safe.


Playgroup Victoria supports the Federal and State Government’s work in rolling out the Covid-19 vaccinations. We encourage anyone who is eligible and can, to get vaccinated. Information regarding Covid-19 vaccinations can be found here:

Federal Government – COVID-19 vaccines | Australian Government Department of Health
State Government – COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria

Getting Back to Playgroup Guide

Playgroups work best when the most up-to-date communications is shared between attending families. There are many questions about how to prepare and what might need to be done differently at playgroup during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide is to help you navigate through this.

The information in this booklet does not replace any official advice. It is intended to prompt you to think or ask about changes you might need to prepare for and implement so your playgroup is able to start again. By following the step by step process in this booklet, and using the resources developed, your playgroup will have the best chance to come back together safely, healthy and happily.

Click on the image to download the guide.

Electronic Recording Keeping for Victorian Playgroups

As part of the new COVID normal, we recommend playgroups register for a Victoria Government QR code. This enables more people to meet in a community venue. You may have seen these codes used in local cafes/businesses. Apply directly via the government website, print off the code and then playgroupers can scan in upon arrival.

Learn the playgroup hand-washing song!

Useful Information

Click here to access the eSafety Commissioner advice booklet for parents and carers

Click here for the latest Department of Health and Human Services updates

Click here for the latest Australian Department of Health updates

Click here to access the latest news from the World Health Organization

Past Updates from Playgroup Victoria regarding COVID-19

For most recent Playgroup Victoria update please see the top of this page