The Victorian government has confirmed that restrictions in the greater Melbourne area will ease further from 11.59 p.m. this Thursday 17 June 2021.
The further easing of restrictions will see the removal of the 25km travel limit. Businesses are allowed to reopen including gyms and indoor entertainment venues. Hospitality venues can host up to 25 people before applying a density quota.
People are still encouraged to work from home, but office workers will be able to return to up to 50% capacity.
Masks are no longer required outdoors however, they are still required indoors, on public transport and in workplaces.
From 11.59 p.m. this Thursday, restrictions will ease further for regional Victoria, with public gatherings increasing to 50 people, restaurants and cafes able have up to 300 people for seated service, religious ceremonies capped at 300, funerals capped at 100 people and weddings able to have 50 guests.
In making the announcement, the Victorian government has also stressed to the public that the most important thing that people can do, as soon as they even have the mildest symptoms, is to isolate and get tested. This is particularly important as we head into winter and could be the difference between finding and getting on top of an outbreak or having it get out of control.
Links to the border permits for each state and territory can be found on NatRoad’s website here.
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