Vic Govt - Coronavirus Restrictions To Lift For Regional Victoria

Coronavirus Restrictions To Lift For Regional Victoria

Source: Victorian Government.

The restrictions in place to keep Victorians safe from coronavirus will be eased in regional Victoria tonight, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

Victorians have done an incredible job keeping each other safe over the last week and our contact tracers are continuing to chase down cases.

Because of this, from 11.59pm tonight the five reasons to leave the home will be removed in regional Victoria and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home. People will only be able to travel to Melbourne for a permitted reason and you must follow the Melbourne restrictions once there.

While having visitors to your home is prohibited, outdoor gathering limits can occur with up to 10 people, with infants under 12 months are not included in the cap.

Food and hospitality will open for seated service only, with a cap of 50 people per venue, subject to density requirements of 1 per 4sqm. Retail can also open and personal services such as beauty and tattooing can resume for services where masks can remain on.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies are permitted for 50 people, plus 1 faith leader, indoors or outdoors and gathering limits for weddings will be 10 people and for funerals to 50 mourners.

Junior outdoor community sport will return, and adults will be able to resume training and recreation outdoors. Outdoor pools (including swimming classes) can operate with a limit of 50 people and a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm.

Outdoor entertainment – seated and unseated will have a patron cap of 50 people or 50 per cent of the venue’s seated capacity, whichever is lower.

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