Rules eased: Lockdown to end in regional Victoria on Friday
COVID-19 rules in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton, will be eased from 11.59pm on Thursday.
- Scroll down to see what changes in regional Victoria
Announcing the end of the lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews said freedom in regional Victoria has “been hard won”.
Restrictions in Shepparton are expected to be eased to bring the area into line with the rest of regional Victoria “some time next week”.
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THE RULES IN REGIONAL VICTORIA (except Shepparton) from 11.59PM on THURSDAY:
- TRAVEL LIMIT: No limit, but cannot travel to Melbourne unless for a permitted reason
- PUBLIC GATHERINGS: Permitted outdoors with up to 10 people
- WORK: If you can work from home, you should work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
- SCHOOL: Regional schools will reopen to onsite learning for students from Prep to Grade 2 students, Year 12 students and Year 11 students studying Year 12 subjects. Remote learning will continue for all other year levels.
- RETAIL: Open. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Check-in required. Masks mandatory at all times and cannot be removed for eating/drinking in retail settings
- BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE: Open with a cap of 10 – masks must remain on for duration of service
- HOSPITALITY: Food and drink facilities open for seated service only with maximum of 20 outdoors and 10 indoors subject to density limits
- RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS: Permitted with up to 20 persons per venue (and those workers necessary to conduct the ceremony)
- WEDDINGS: Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the wedding)
- ACCOMMODATION: Open to people who live in regional area. Bookings permitted for single households, intimate partners or single bubbles.
- INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: Open with up to 20 people per space
- OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: Open with up to 25 percent capacity with maximum of 300 people per space, whichever is lesser
- OUTDOOR PHYSICAL RECREATION:
- Outdoor personal training: Allowed with up to 10 people and a trainer
- Community sport: Permitted outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent
- Outdoor pools: Open with up to 50 people
- Community recreation facilities: Outdoors only with up to 20 people per facility
- REAL ESTATE: Open for private inspections only with a maximum of 10 people plus real estate agent, auctions permitted with up to 10 people
- TOURISM: Open with up to 20 people for outdoor tours. Indoor tours are closed
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