Melbourne's COVID-19 restriction changes

Callum Godde
·2-min read

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

STEP ONE: From 11.59pm Tuesday

* Four reasons to leave home scrapped. "Stay home" messaging replaced with "stay safe"

* All retail shops can open

* Beauty and personal care services open

* Cafes, restaurants and pubs can reopen. Outdoors limit of 50 and indoor limit of 20, subject to density limits

* Live music permitted outdoors for hospitality venues. Band included in venue limit, members spaced at least two metres apart and wear face masks

* Outdoor public gatherings still capped at 10 but can include as many as 10 households - up from two

* Home visits cap announcement slated for Tuesday.

* Outdoor contact sport resumes for those 18 and under and outdoor non-contact sport for adults can recommence

* Personal training, fitness and dance classes can be held outdoors with up to 10 people

* Outdoor pools can have up to 50 people subject to density limits

* Wedding groups of up to 10 permitted

* Up to 20 mourners allowed at funerals

* Religious gatherings are allowed up to 10 people plus a faith leader for indoor events, 20 outdoors

* Graduations for Grade 6 and Year 12 cohorts can resume for students and staff only

* Construction, manufacturing, wholesale, medical, pharmaceutical and PPE supply returns to full workforce capacity. Other obligations remain in place.

STEP TWO: From 11.59pm November 8

* 25km travel rule scrapped

* Metropolitan Melbourne-regional Victoria border ends, reuniting state

* Gyms and fitness studios can open with a maximum of 20 people - 10 people per space - subject to density quotas

* Restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars' indoor capacity lifted to 40 - 10 people per space - and 70 outdoors with density limits

* Faith gatherings including funerals can have up to 50 people outdoors, plus a faith leader, and 20 indoors

* Non-contact indoor community sport (can be played 1.5m apart) for those 18 and under resumes

* Indoor pools can reopen for up to 20 people

* Electronic gaming (pokies) can return. Venues allowed to open gaming rooms with 25 per cent of indoor patron cap (10 of 40)