RESTRICTIONS EASED: What changes in Victoria at midnight
Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions will be eased at midnight.
From 11.59pm tonight, the state will return to the COVIDSafe restrictions in place at Christmas.
Under the restrictions, masks will only be mandatory on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, in sensitive settings like aged care facilities, and in large retail settings including shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores and indoor markets.
Victorians can host up to 30 guests in their home per day.
Up to 100 people may gather outdoors in public spaces.
The number of workers permitted in offices will rise to 75 per cent of usual capacity.
Here’s some good news for your Friday.
Because of the efforts and hard work of so many Victorians – we’re able to ease some restrictions from 11.59pm tonight.
Here’s a summary of what’s changing: pic.twitter.com/WA18NiQUPH
— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) February 26, 2021
The easing comes despite Victoria recording two new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to midnight.
Both new cases are primary close contacts of known cases and have been quarantining during their infectious period.
There are 17 active cases across the state.
Yesterday there were 2 new local cases reported. 16,594 test results were received. Thank you to those who got tested – #EveryTestHelps. More later: https://t.co/2vKbgKZgn3 #COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/tW1Cw8dzDR
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) February 25, 2021