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Third step for the region

Third step for the region

"This is a day of hope and optimism" 15.09.20


Regional Victoria will take the next step down the road map from 11.59pm tomorrow night.

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced regional Victoria will enter the third step out of restrictions.

Mr Andrews says this is because areas currently under stage three restrictions outside of Melbourne have reached a new COVID case average of 3.6 over 14 days.

Under the changes households may visit one other nominated household in a new bubble.

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed.

Hospitality will be allowed to reopen with 50 seated patrons outdoors and a density limit of one person for every two metres.

Mr Andrews said, "This is a day of hope and optimism."

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In Short:

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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