LOCKDOWN LIFTING: What changes in Victoria this Thursday night
Victoria’s lockdown will lift at 11.59pm on Thursday.
It comes as vaccination rates surge, with Victoria set to hit its 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target almost a week early.
WHAT CHANGES FROM 11.59PM ON THURSDAY:
There will be no travel limit within metropolitan Melbourne, but Melburnians still cannot travel to regional Victoria.
In both regional and metropolitan areas, up to 10 people (including dependents) may visit a home per day.
The curfew no longer applies in Melbourne.
Childcare will be open to children who are already attending, as well as children whose parents or guardians are fully-vaccinated.
The return to school plan will be brought forward, with the start of the staggered return of Grade 3 to Year 11 in metropolitan Melbourne to begin on October 22.
In Melbourne, outdoor cafes, cinemas and physical recreation facilities will open with up to 50 people per venue. They’ll be subject to density limits and people must be fully-vaccinated to attend. Indoor dining will be able to reopen with up to 20 people, subject to density limits and only if all attendees are fully-vaccinated.
In regional Victoria, indoor settings including restaurants, cafes and gyms, will be permitted to open for up to 30 fully-vaccinated people per venue. Outdoor venues will increase from 20 people to 100 people per venue if fully-vaccinated.
All over the state, weddings, funerals and religious gatherings can go ahead with up to 50 people outdoors and 20 people indoors, subject to density limits, provided all people in attendance are vaccinated.
If vaccination status is not known, up to 10 people are permitted indoors for weddings, funerals and religious gatherings.
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