Victorian Premier Media Announcements
Please note this is a public announcement – not an announcement from Hutchies
The following announcements have just been made:
In metropolitan Melbourne, from 11:59pm on Tuesday October 27:
> Construction industry: 100% workforce capacity. Site visit limit on specialist contractors removed. Other additional obligations remain in place.
> All retail will reopen.
> Restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars will reopen as well.
> In indoor venues, there will be a maximum of 20 people, seated, with 10 people per space subject to density requirements (1 per 4m2).
> In outdoor venues, a maximum of 50 people with one person per two square metres.
> Beauty, personal services and tattooing, provided you can wear a mask, will reopen.
> Outdoor community sport for under 18 and outdoor noncontact sport for adults will recommence as well.
> The four reasons to leave home will be removed.
> The 25 kilometre travel limit remains in place and the regional metropolitan border remains in place.
> Gatherings will no longer be limited to just two households to can be more than two households but the group cannot exceed 10.
> Weddings will increase to a maximum of 10 people. Funerals will increase to a maximum of 20 mourners.
> For religious gatherings, indoor there will be a maximum of 10 people plus a faith leader. Outdoor there will be a maximum of 20 people plus one faith leader.
In metropolitan Melbourne, from 11:59pm on Sunday November 8:
> 25 kilometre travel limit will lift.
> The metropolitan Melbourne regional border will lift.
> Gyms and fitness studios will open, with a maximum of 20 people per space, one person per 8 square metres.
> Restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars will move to an indoor maximum of 40 with 10 people per space, an outdoor maximum of 70 people with one person every 2 square metres.
> Religious gatherings will allow a maximum of 50 people, plus one faith leader, outdoors; indoors will be 20 people maximum plus one faith leader.
> Funerals: 20 mourners indoors; 50 mourners outdoors.
> Indoor community sport, non-contact sport for under-18 and sports capable of 1.5-metre social distancing can operate.
> Indoor pools will open for up to 20 people.
> Accommodation will reopen.