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Australia Here are the new COVID restrictions for regional Victoria and Melbourne

11:01  10 june  2021
11:01  10 june  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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Melbourne's strict lockdown will be lifted from 11:59pm on Thursday and restrictions will be eased further in regional Victoria.

But there are still plenty of rules in place as the state emerges from its fourth lockdown.

Here are all the new rules and restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday, June 10.

Melbourne: Masks

Masks must be carried at all times and must be worn both indoors and outdoors.

Regional: Masks

Face masks must be carried at all times and worn indoors except at home or if an exemption applies.

They must be worn outdoors where 1.5  meters of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Melbourne: Movement

There are no longer any limits on reasons to leave home.

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The 10 kilometre limit has been increased to 25 kilometres.

However, people may travel further for work, education, care or to get a vaccination.

Travel to regional Victoria is not allowed except for work,  education, shopping for necessary goods, care giving, and for a vaccination.

Regional: Movement

There are no restrictions on movement within regional Victoria.

However, regional Victorians may not travel to metropolitan Melbourne except for work, education, care, and compassionate reasons or to get a vaccination.

Melbourne: Hospitals and care

No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support.

Visitors to hospitals are only allowed if it's for patients on end-of-life care, a parent accompanying a child, or to support a partner giving birth.

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Regional: Hospitals and care

No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons and other excepted reasons such as essential care and support

Visitors to hospitals are only allowed if it's for patients on end-of-life care, a parent accompanying a child, or to support a partner giving birth.

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Melbourne: Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder and family daycare will all be open.

All public schools will return to the classroom from Friday.

People in higher education or training should continue to work from home if possible.

Regional: Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder and family daycare are open.

Schools are also open.

For higher education and training, people should continue to study at home if possible.

Melbourne: Workplaces

If you can work from home you should continue to do so.

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Offices will be allowed to have 25 per cent of staff return or up to 10 people in total if the workplace is 40 or less.

QR code check-ins will be introduced to all workplaces for the first time.

Regional: Workplaces

If you can work from home you should continue to do so.

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Up to 50 per cent of staff can return to the office, or up to 20 people if the total workplace is 40 or less.

QR code check-ins will be introduced to all workplaces for the first time.

Melbourne: Gatherings

Melburnians will be able to gather outdoors in groups of up to 10.

But visitors to the home will not be permitted unless it is an intimate partner or a member of a single bubble.

Community facilities, creative studios may reopen with a maximum of 50 people subject to density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres.

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Regional: Gatherings

People in regional Victoria can now have visitors to their home — two adults per day, together or separately, plus their dependents.

Up to 20 people can now attend public gatherings.

Melbourne: Shopping

All forms of retail may reopen, including supermarkets, petrol stations, bottle shops, banks, and pharmacies.

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The density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres applies.

Auction houses may open with a patron cap of 50 people.

The Service Victoria QR code app must be used to check in at all retail stores.

Regional: Shopping

All forms of retail may reopen, including supermarkets, petrol stations, bottle shops, banks, and pharmacies.

The density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres applies.

Auction houses can open with a new patron cap of 150 people per venue including 75 indoors.

The Service Victoria QR code app must be used to check in at all retail stores.

Melbourne: Weddings and funerals

Weddings are permitted with no more than 10 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses).

Funerals are permitted with 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.

Regional: Weddings and funerals

Weddings are permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses).

Funerals are permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Melbourne: Entertainment

Indoor seated entertainment venues may reopen with 25 per cent seated capacity and a maximum of 50 people. Group limits of 10 people apply.

The density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres applies for all entertainment venues.

Outdoor seated entertainment venues may have 50 per cent of their seated capacity with a maximum of 100 people.

Outdoor non-seated entertainment venues may have groups of up to 10 people.

Drive-in cinemas can have a maximum of 100 people and they must remain in their cars.

Retail betting is also allowed to resume.

Arcades, escape rooms, and bingo centres remain closed.

Amusement parks, casinos and electronic gaming must remain closed.

Retail betting venues are open to a maximum of 50 people with density quotient limits.

Brothels must remain closed.

Regional: Entertainment

Indoor seated entertainment venues may have up to 50 per cent capacity or a maximum of 75 people. A group limit of 10 applies.

The density quotient of one person per 4 square metres applies to all entertainment venues.

Outdoor venues may have up to 50 per cent of seated capacity to a maximum of 150 people.

Indoor non-seated venues can have up to 75 people per venue.

Outdoor, non-seated venues can have group sizes of up to 20 people.

Arcades, escape rooms, and bingo centres may open with a maximum of 50 people per venue.

Drive-in cinemas can have a maximum of 150 patrons but they must remain in their vehicles and there can be no more than 75 people indoors in shared spaces.

Amusement parks may open with 100 people per venue, with up to 50 people indoors.

Retail betting venues must have a maximum of 150 people, with no more than 75 people indoors.

Electronic gaming is open to a maximum of 50 people per venue.

Brothels may open with a cap of 100 people per venue and no more than 50 indoors with the density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Melbourne: Beauty services

All hairdressers, personal services, and beauty services may reopen but masks must be worn.

Density quotients of 1 person per 4 square metres apply.

Regional: Beauty services

Regional beauty services, hairdressing and personal care are open and masks may be removed.

Density quotients of 1 person per 4 square metres apply.

Melbourne: Sport and exercise

Indoor physical recreation and sport is closed including indoor play centres, indoor skate parks and indoor trampolining centres.

Outdoor play centres and skate parks will be open.

Outdoor physical recreation and sport is open and subject to a density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Venues have a capacity of 100 people. The maximum group size is 100 people.

There are no limits for sports such as golf if a 100 metre distance can be maintained.

Community sport can resume with training allowed. However, the 25 kilometre travel limit applies.

Outdoor swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, and hot springs may reopen with a maximum of 100 people.

Regional: Sport and exercise

Indoor sports centres, play centres, and trampolining centres will be open with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Indoor physical recreation and sport will open with density quotients and a maximum indoor venue capacity of 150. There can be no more than 50 people indoors.

Community sport is open for all ages for training and competitions but they may not travel to metropolitan Melbourne.

It is limited to the number of people needed to participate in and facilitate the activity and must be within venue caps.

Outdoor swimming pools and other outdoor sport can reopen with a cap of 50 people per venue and a density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Melbourne: Religious gatherings

Permitted for up to 50 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metre applies.

Regional: Religious gatherings

Permitted for up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors, density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metre applies.

Melbourne: Food

Restaurants, pubs, and cafes can reopen for seated services with a maximum of 100 people and 50 indoors.

Group sizes are restricted to 10 and density limits apply.

Regional: Food

Food and drink venues may resume seated services with a maximum of 150 people with no more than 75 people indoors. Group sizes are restricted to 10.

A density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres applies.

Melbourne: Real estate

Auctions permitted with a maximum patron cap of 50 people outdoors.

Inspections permitted to a maximum of 10 people, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres applies.

Regional: Real estate

Auctions permitted with a maximum patron cap of 50 people outdoors.

Inspections permitted to a maximum of 10 people, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metre applies.

Melbourne: Public spaces

You can leave home for any reason but you must remain within 25 kilometres from home. Public gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted.

Regional: Public spaces

Regional Victorians can leave home for any reason and public gatherings of up to 20 people are permitted.

Melbourne: Travel and tourism

Outdoor tourism may resume with a maximum group of 10 people.

Accommodation may be booked but must be within 25kms and is limited to a group from the same household, plus intimate partner or single bubble.

Regional: Travel and tourism

Accommodation is open but bookings are only for single households plus two adults and their dependents.

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