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Regional Update

Regional Update

Update Provided On Regional Victorian Restrictions

The South West will take the next step out of Covid-19 Restrictions from 11:59pm Wednesday Night, after an announcement from Premier Daniel Anrdrews this morning.

It means Regional Victoria will move to Step 3 of the Roadmap out of restrictions, in time for the school holiday period.

The Premier confirmed that tourist accommodation will be open for Regional Victorians to travel and holiday within the regions, while every business will be required toi have a Covid Safe Plan.

For hospitality businesses, only table service will be allowed with a two hour limit of bookings, 10 patrons will be allowed per space inside with a maximum of two spaces (rooms) meaning bigger venues will be able to seat up to 20 indoors.

Outdoor dining will be allowed for up to 50 seated patrons per space (max groups of 10), subject to density limits with tables needing to be spaced appropriately.

A guideline of other changes is available below.

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Leave home: no restrictions on reasons to leave home or distance but stay safe.

Public gatherings: up to 10 people outdoors.

Visitors to the home: create a ‘household bubble’ with one nominated household allowing up to 5 visitors from that household at a time (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap).

Work from home if you can

Childcare and early educators: open.

Schools: return to onsite learning for all students in Term 4 with safety measures in place.

Adult education: learn from home if you can, onsite learning for hands-on, skills-based learning

Hospitality: predominantly outdoor seated service, group limit of 10 and density limits.

Retail: all open, hairdressing and beauty/personal care open where a face covering can be worn for the duration of service.

Real estate: private inspections by appointment only, auctions outdoors subject to gathering limits.

Shopping: no person limits.

Sport: Outdoor contact and non-contact sport for ≤18, outdoor non-contact sport only for adults, with gathering and density limits, outdoor skateparks open, outdoor fitness for 10 people.

Weddings: allowed with up to 10 people (including the couple, two witnesses and celebrant).

Funerals: allowed with up to 20 people (not including infants under 12 months of age or people required to conduct the funeral).

Religion: outdoor religious gatherings for up to 10 people plus a faith leader are allowed, facilities open for private worship for households or social bubbles, plus a faith leader.

Intrastate travel: allowed across Third Step area

Entertainment: outdoor venues and events, subject to pre-approved plans.

Accommodation: open, with caps per the social bubble.

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