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A Bunch Of Covid Restrictions In Victoria Will Be Eased This Friday

Today, Victorian health officials announced that Covid-19 restrictions will be easing this Friday, 25th June as case numbers surrounding the current Melbourne outbreak continue to decrease.

Earlier today, acting premier James Merlino announced the news via a press conference. As reported by the ABC, these new settings will be in place for two weeks, allowing school holiday-ers some leeway in planning their time off. The following changes apply to both metropolitan and regional Victoria:

  • Public gatherings of up to 50 people
  • Up to 15 people in homes per day
  • Work from home recommendations removed, caps raised
  • Wedding and funeral caps raised to 300 — subject to venue density limits
  • Recreational sport – 300 people indoors, 1000 outdoors
  • Seated venues – 300 indoors, 1000 outdoors
  • No changes to mask rules

And some kind of good news for hospitality venues:

  • Restaurants and cafes can now open with max 300 patrons per venue for seated service, subject to  density quotient of one person per 4 square metres.
  • Venues smaller than 600 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres, up to 150 patrons, provided that the venue has a COVID check-in marshal present at all times.
  • Smaller venues will still be able to host up to 25 people before the density limit.

In terms of sport, from 11:59pm this Thursday:

  • Outdoor stadiums will can operate at 50% capacity with max 25 000 people.
  • Indoor stadiums can operate at 50% capacity, max 5000 people.
  • Theatres can operate at 50% of venue capacity, max 1000 people.

And from the following week, 11:59pm Thursday July 1 (subject to public health advice):

  • Indoor and outdoor stadiums will be able to increase to 85% capacity. This includes the MCG, Marvel Stadium and AAMI Park.
  • Theatres will be able to return to 100% capacity.

However, whilst there can be 15 000 people at the A-League grand final, and 25 000 at the MCG, the minute changes to hospitality restrictions mean that not much will be changing in favour of live music just yet.

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