Massive rule changes for Victoria

Massive rule changes for Victoria

The Victorian government has revealed the latest steps out of lockdown with a wave of restrictions to ease after the state recorded 23 days of no new cases or deaths from COVID-19.

Rules around mask wearing will be loosened and private gatherings will be increased from two visitors per household to 15, from midnight Sunday.

Up to 50 people will be allowed to gather outside, from any number of households.

media_cameraMasks will no longer be mandatory while outside. Picture: Andrew Henshaw

Premier Daniel Andrews fronted the media on Sunday to outline the changes which include scrapping regulations around mandatory mask wearing.

Instead, Victorian residents will be allowed to leave their masks at home when they venture outside so long as social distancing is possible.

But they will still be required to wear them indoors.

Other changes include increasing patronage at indoor gyms from 20 to 150 and weddings and funerals will soon be allowed to have 150 attendees – depending on the venue size.

The same goes for restaurants, cafes, bars and cinemas with up to 150 allowed indoors, and 200 outdoors. However, only 50 people will be allowed inside smaller venues.

There are some changes around who can visit aged care settings, with up to five people from two households allowed.

media_cameraVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews will address the media later on Sunday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty

The limits at community centres, libraries and places of worship will increase to groups of no more than 20 people, with the total number of patrons capped at 100.…

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