8 September 2021


From 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September, restrictions will ease in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton. 

Public gatherings, including playgroups, are permitted for up to 10 people.

Infants under one year of age and any persons employed by the facility such as playgroup facilitators, as well as carers, parents and guardians attending to support participation of a child or a person with disability are not included for the purpose of calculating the group limit.


All playgroups are closed.

We thank you all for helping to keep everyone safe.

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.


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

Download Playgroup Victoria’s full statement about vaccination HERE

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