Updated: Nov 14, 2020
The Premier of Victoria, Australia has just announced the latest changes in the restrictions in Victoria and Melbourne.
From 11:59pm tonight in Metro Melbourne
There will be no time limit on leaving the home for exercise or socialising outdoors
Travel distance will move to 25 kilometres and outdoor gatherings will increase to 10 people from two households
Settings to reopen are tennis, skate parks, golf
Hairdressers will reopen
Real estate auctions can proceed with max 10 people
Commercial real estate inspections can occur
30 swimmers at outdoor pools
Indoor pools open for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional
Non-essential outdoor home maintenance, repairs, renovations and house painting can occur with maximum five workers
Solo or automated car washing and pool cleaning will be allowed
Mobile or home business pet grooming allowed
Outdoor photography allowed
Full return of allied health services
From 11:59pm on Sunday, November 1 in Metro Melbourne
Four reasons to leave home go
2 people plus dependents, once a day, will be able to visit homes (Not a bubble, not exclusive)
Retail will reopen
Hospitality with max 20 inside and 50 outside will reopen
Beauty and personal services will return
Contact sport for under-18 and non-contact sport for adults to recommence
Max 20 outside for religious gatherings
Maximum 10 people at weddings, 20 mourners at funerals
Outdoor seated entertainment can host 50, or 25 per cent of the venue’s fixed seat capacity
From 11:59pm tonight in regional Victoria
Two people plus dependants are allowed into the home. The bubble is gone, you can have as many different families visit you but they can only be two adults and dependants at a time per day.
Hospitality venues can increase their capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside.
Four groups of 10, instead of two groups of 10.
Outdoor religious gatherings will increase to 20 people.
Indoor pools will open for 18 and under, a maximum of 20 swimmers.
One-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals will also be allowed.
Libraries, toy libraries will open again, a maximum of 20 people.
Households can visit a care facility rather than one person at a time.
From 11:59pm on Sunday, November 1, in regional Victoria
Non-contact indoor physical recreation for under 18 -year-olds, for instance dance classes, will be allowed again with a maximum of 20 people.
Non-contact indoor community support for under 18 -year-olds with limits on spectators, that will be allowed again also.
It is a start but does not go far enough to bring Melbourne back on track.