In Melbourne, single parents will now be able to access childcare, whether or not they are an authorised worker. That is the only change to Melbourne’s restrictions.
Teachers who work in both the regions and Greater Melbourne will have to undergo two PCR tests a week.
The authorised worker list will no longer apply in regional areas, so most — but not all — businesses and venues can open with density and capacity limits.
If you can work from home you should continue to do so, but up to 25 per cent of staff can return to offices, or up to 10 people if there are fewer than 40 staff.
Funerals and weddings
Funerals will be permitted for 20 mourners and weddings can be held with 10 people, plus those required to conduct the services. Stricter limits will apply if people from Melbourne attend.
Hospitality and entertainment
Restaurants and cafes can open with density limits for seated service. Ten people will be allowed indoors and 20 outdoors. Retail, hairdressing salons and beauty services will also reopen with density limits and masks must be worn during service.
Indoor fixed-seat entertainment venues can open for a maximum of 20 people per space and outdoor fixed-seat entertainment venues can host up to 25 per cent capacity or 300 people, whichever is fewer.
Amusement parks can open with a maximum of 25 per cent capacity.
All venues and services will need to check IDs to ensure people do not travel from Melbourne to the regions.
Community sport and outdoor recreation
Community sport can return to training with minimum possible numbers and outdoor recreation can recommence with up to 20 people per facility.
Outdoor pools are open for a maximum of 50 people.
Outdoor playgrounds, communal gym equipment and skate parks will open, while outdoor personal training with a maximum of 10 people can take place.
Private inspections will be allowed with a maximum of 10 people plus a real estate agent and auctions can be held with a maximum of 10 people.
Travel and accommodation
Regional residents can travel across regional Victoria, but travel to Melbourne has to be for authorised reasons, including accessing services not available in the regions, care or compassion or seeing an intimate partner.
Accommodation bookings are permitted for single regional households, or for regional intimate partners or “bubble buddies” travelling together.
Regional people going to the alpine resorts need to have a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before travel.
Gyms, nightclubs, karaoke and adult services are still closed in the regions.
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