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COVID-19 - Market Update: February

Published 12 February 2021
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South Melbourne Market fully reopens Friday 19 February

Click the button below to read about the COVID-19 safety measures in place at South Melbourne Market and tips for shopping at the Market at this time.

COVID-19 Update: 17 February 2021

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today that the 5 day circuit-breaker lockdown will end at 11.59pm tonight as planned. 

We are pleased to report that the Market will fully reopen on Friday 19 February, and we look forward to welcoming all our non-food traders and customers back!

Some restrictions will remain in place, including:

  • Cafes and restaurants can reopen with pre-lockdown restrictions in place
  • Face masks must be carried at all times. Wearing a fitted face mask is mandatory when indoors (except in a residential home) and outdoors when physical distancing of 1.5 metres is not possible.
  • Public gatherings: Up to 20 people can gather outdoors
  • Visitors to the home: Up to 5 visitors can visit a home in a day (in place until Friday week)

Click here to view the full list of restrictions.


COVID-19 Update: 12 February 2021

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced a five-day Stage 4 lockdown in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak linked to a Melbourne quarantine hotel.

The lockdown will commence at 11.59 pm tonight and run until 11.59 pm Wednesday 17 February.

What does this mean for the South Melbourne Market:

  • Only food stalls will be permitted to trade. This includes stalls selling fresh produce and groceries.
  • Restaurants and cafes are permitted to trade, however serving takeaway only
  • Non-food stalls (including service providers) will be closed
  • Planned Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day activities will not proceed this weekend

Read the Statement from the Premier released today regarding the Circuit Breaker lockdown.

If you cannot make it to the Market, you can continue to support our small businesses by shopping online with SMM Direct. We are now offering delivery to all of metro Melbourne as well as regional locations including Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Lorne and the Mornington Peninsula.