Melbourne’s 5 kilometer radius rule will be extended to 25 kilometer’s from midnight, under an easing of Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions.
The change is among several restrictions that are being relaxed in the city, which has been under lockdown for more than 100 days.
Premier Daniel Andrews has also announced that from tomorrow:
- The two-hour time limit for exercise and socializing will be scrapped
- Groups of up to 10 people from two households will be allowed to gather outdoors
- Outdoor sports settings like tennis courts, golf courses, and skateparks can reopen
- Outdoor swimming pools can host up to 30 swimmers
- Hairdressers will be able to open, with strict safety protocols in place
- Outdoor real estate auctions will be allowed to go ahead with up to 10 people, plus staff
- Non-essential outdoor home maintenance can take place, with up to five workers
- Many allied health services can resume to face-to-face services
The Premier has also outlined further Melbourne restrictions that will be eased from November 2.
Home visits and hospitality changes in regional Victoria
The household bubble rule will be scrapped at midnight, and up to two people plus dependents will be allowed to visit people in their homes once per day.
Hospitality venues can increase their capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside.
Indoor pools will open for a maximum of 20 swimmers who are 18 and under, and one-on-one hydrotherapy sessions will also be permitted.
Libraries will also be allowed to reopen in regional Victoria, but with a maximum of 20 people.
The limit on the number of people who can attend outdoor religious gatherings will increase to 20.