Following three weeks of zero community transmission, lockdown restrictions are being further eased in Victoria, Australia


Face masks will no longer be required outside in Victoria from midnight, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Victorians will still need to wear face masks indoors, and carry them outdoors in case they cannot physically distance.

“If you go to Bunnings and you are inside the store, you are wearing a mask. If you are in the car park, you do not have to wear your mask,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

“But if you are queueing up for a sausage, and you are with other people, and you are simply not keeping a distance — you are part of a crowd, you need to put the mask on.”

Masks remain mandatory on public transport.

Indoor venues like cinemas, art galleries and museums will be able to host up to 150 people indoors.

The number of patrons allowed indoors at large hospitality venues will increase to 150, with total venue capacity capped at 300 — subject to a density quota of one person per four square metres in larger venues.

But for smaller hospitality venues, the density limit has been relaxed to allow one person per two square metres, with a limit of 50 customers.

Adult contact and non-contact sport will also be allowed to start up again.

For indoor sports there will be a limit of 150 people and a group size of up to 20, while outdoor sports can have up to 500 people in groups of up to 50.

Mr Andrews has also announced that Victorians will be allowed to have up to 30 visitors to their home per day by Christmas. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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