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Regional Changes

Regional Changes

Premier Announces Changes To Come Into Effect From Midnight Tonight

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a number of changes that will come into effect both tonight, and in a fortnight at 11:59pm on November 1.

From tonight (11:59pm, October 18), regional libraries and toy libraries will be able to open to a maximum of 20 people indoors.

Residents will no longer be restricted to a 'bubble' arrangement, but will be able to allow two people and their dependents to visit their home once per day.

People will be able to hold outdoor religious gatherings with up to 20 people – and 50 from 1 November.

And in good news for our regional hospitality businesses, they'll be able to host up to 40 customers (4 groups of 10 instead of 2) indoors and up to 70 outdoors from 11:59pm tonight.

From November 1, non contact indoor physical recreation (dance classes) allowed with up to 20 people, non contact community indoor sport for under 18 year olds returns.

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Extract from Premier Daniel Andrews Statement

I know there’ll be plenty of people who want to know when they can head to regional Victoria.

And unfortunately, for now, that’s off the cards. As we’ve seen this week, this virus is wildly infectious – and we all need to help protect the hard-won gains of our regional communities.

Because we are doing so well in regional Victoria, we’re able to make a few changes there too.

From tonight, regional libraries and toy libraries will be able to open to a maximum of 20 people indoors.

People will be able to hold outdoor religious gatherings with up to 20 people – and 50 from 1 November.

And in good news for our regional hospitality businesses, they'll be able to host up to 40 customers indoors and up to 70 outdoors from 11:59pm tonight.

Staying safe is more important than ever. So please, keep wearing a mask, keep maintaining your distance – and if you feel sick, get tested and stay home.

I understand that for some these changes won’t be enough. They’ll want more – and they’ll want it sooner.

But the whole way through this, we have been guided by our public health experts and their advice.

None of us ever want to do this again.

We have come too far – sacrificed too much – to give up now. We are so close.

These are the safe, steady steps that will see us out of this – and see us through to the other side.

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