All COVID rules were relaxed in Melbourne today – before there are more changes next week as the state celebrates its tenth day with no coronavirus infections or deaths
- Melburnians enjoy newfound freedoms after COVID restrictions were eased
- From midnight after three months they can travel to regional Victoria
- Gyms, museums, galleries and cinemas can now also be opened on Monday mornings
- The state announced another zero-cases day on Monday, the tenth in a row
In Victoria, the strict coronavirus rules have been relaxed after a golden run of ten days with no local COVID-19 infections or deaths.
The sweeping changes were announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Daniel Andrews. Another set of restrictions is due to be lifted on November 22nd in two weeks.
On Sunday from 11:59 p.m., libraries, galleries, cinemas, fitness studios and museums for Victorians with 20 people per venue can be opened.
The limit will be increased to 100 people from November 22nd.
Punters can now access slot machines again with ten guests per venue, while casinos can accept 10 people per room.
In Victoria, the strict coronavirus rules have been relaxed after a golden run of ten days with no local COVID-19 infections or deaths. Pictured: women wearing face masks walk in Melbourne CBD
Also starting November 22, Victorians will be allowed ten people to come to their home regardless of their budget bubble.
All restaurants, including bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes, are allowed 100 customers inside and 200 outside.
Cinemas and galleries also receive 100 visitors, while wEdding limits shoot up to 100 people.
In fitness studios, 100 people with a maximum of ten groups are admitted in two weeks – a signal for the start of group exercise courses.
Common spaces, including libraries or RSLs and neighborhood houses, can have up to 20 indoor spaces with groups of up to ten people.
The sweeping changes were announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Daniel Andrews (pictured)
MELBOURNE'S WAY OUT OF THE LOCKING – WHAT YOU CAN DO AND WHEN IN NOVEMEBER
From 8:59 a.m. on November 8th:
Travel: The & # 39; Ring of Steel & # 39; is dropped from Melbourne allowing full regional travel
End of the 25km rule that kept people close to their homes and hotels that are now allowed to open too
Hospitality: 40 customers have access to pubs and cafés in the restaurant, 70 outdoors
Socializing: Households can still only have two visitors at a time, but they can come from two different households and bring their children
Sports: Gyms and indoor facilities can be opened with up to 20 people and only ten people in each area
Indoor sports can start again from the age of 18
Ceremonies: 20 people are allowed to take part in religious ceremonies, 50 people are allowed outside – this also applies to funerals, but not to weddings
Entertainment: Common spaces such as libraries, RSLs, and game centers, as well as cinemas, galleries, museums, and theaters can have up to 20 indoor spaces with groups of up to ten people
Music halls and various indoor entertainment options can also reopen – including casinos with up to ten people per room
Elderly care: Visits are also allowed once a day and for up to two hours, whereby the deadline for visiting maternity wards by partners is also canceled
From 10:59 p.m. on November 22:
Socializing: Victorians are allowed to bring ten people into their homes regardless of their budget bubble
Hospitality: All restaurants, including bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes, are allowed 100 customers inside and 200 outside
Entertainment: Cinemas, theaters and galleries also receive 100 visitors
Beauty lovers are allowed to take off their masks in salons, which means resuming facial appointments
Casino caps are also increased to 100 people
Sports: 100 people with a maximum of ten people are now allowed in fitness studios – a signal for the start of group exercise courses
Ceremonies: Wedding limits will shoot up to 100 people as well as for funerals and other religious ceremonies
“It can't be done openly because while these numbers are good, what we've all built together is fragile. Valuable and fragile. It has to be protected, "Andrews said at a press conference on Sunday morning.
The main announcement comes as Victorians prepare to enjoy the first major relaxation of restrictions, including permanent gym hikes and travel to local areas, at midnight on Sunday.
The travel restriction between Melbourne and regional Victoria has been lifted and the 25 km radius has been removed.
Fitness and fitness facilities will reopen with a limit of 20 people, while restaurants, hotels and cafes will be allowed to accept more guests.
The outdoor limit will be increased to 70, while the indoor limit will be increased from ten to 40 people.
Funerals can now care for 20 indoor mourners and 50 outdoor mourners.
Faith meetings may also have 50 people plus one outdoor faith leader and 20 people plus one indoor faith leader.
Andrews was particularly concerned about people's compliance with the rules for gathering in private homes after being linked to previous outbreaks of COVID-19.
“It's really important that people obey these rules. The data on this is very clear: so many of our recent outbreaks have involved house calls, "he said in a statement.
"Home is where we relax, where we feel good, and that is exactly why it is so dangerous."
There's more to come.
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