Australia PM heaps praise on Victorians after COVID-19 lock lifted off state

11:50  26 october  2020
11:50  26 october  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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"A big shout out to everybody in Melbourne and across Victoria this afternoon… with the easing of restrictions across so many different parts of your life you'll be able to get on with now," Mr Morrison said in a video message.

"Now, of course there's a lot further to go and there are a lot more decisions."

He said the easing of the lockdown in Victoria was the first step of a three-step plan to open Australia up by Christmas.

"I look forward to working with the Premier as we work through the additional steps that will be necessary in the months ahead," he said.

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"But for now, I just want to say thank you and congratulations. You've done it really tough in Melbourne and across Victoria over recent months.

"And I said right at the outset of this lockdown that Australia will only succeed if Victoria succeeds and you are succeeding.

"That is a result of your efforts."

Mr Morrison said now Victoria can reopen, the focus will be on keeping the state safely open.

"Again I thank the Premier for his decision today and the Victorian government and I'm looking forward to working together for an open Australia, one where we can all connect again and move into 2021 with a very optimistic view about our future," he said.

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Opening as of Tuesday, October 27 at 11.59pm

  • All retail
  • Restaurants, café, hotel and bars reopen
  • Indoor max of 20 people seated, 10 people per space
  • Outdoor 50 people, 1 person per 2 square metre
  • Beauty, tattoos and personal services open - must wear a mask
  • Outdoor Community sport for U18 returning
  • Outdoor non-contact sport for adults returning

Travel changes, October 27 at 11.59pm

  • Four reasons to leave home removed
  • 25km limit remains
  • Regional and metro border remains

At your home, October 27 at 11.59pm

  • Outdoor gathering max of 10 people – infants under 12 months not included
  • More than two households but can't exceed 10 people.
  • Weddings 10 people
  • Funerals 20 people

Religious gatherings, October 27 at 11.59pm

  • Indoor 10 people + 1 faith leader
  • Outdoor 20 people + 1 faith leader

From 11.59pm, Sunday November 8


  • 25 km travel limit
  • Metropolitan Melbourne/Regional border

And then align with settings that will be in place in regional Victoria:


Gyms and fitness studios

  • Maximum of 20 people
  • Maximum of 10 people per space
  • Density of one person per 8 sqm

Major changes

Restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, clubs

  • Indoor: maximum of 40 people with 10 people per space
  • Outdoor: maximum of 70 people with one person per 2 sqm

Religious gatherings

  • Outdoors: maximum of 50 people plus one faith leader
  • Indoors: maximum of 20 people, plus one faith leader


  • Indoors: maximum of 20 mourners
  • Outdoors: maximum of 50 mourners

Indoor community sport

  • Non-contact sport for aged 18 years and under
  • Sports capable of 1.5 metre distancing
  • Indoor pools
  • Maximum of 20 people, open for all ages

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