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Victoria's route out of COVID restrictions

VICTORIA'S PATHWAY OUT OF LOCKDOWN:

The state government has mapped a new pathway out of lockdown for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria that depends on stamping out COVID-19 cases in the community that have an unknown source.

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

STEP ONE: From 11.59pm Sunday

* Two-hour outdoor time limit scrapped.

* 5km travel restriction extended to 25km.

* Outdoor gatherings up from five to 10 from two households.

* Face-to-face allied health appointments to resume.

* Tennis courts, golf courses and skate parks will reopen.

* Outdoor swimming pools open to a maximum of 30 swimmers. Indoor pools open for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional.

* Hairdressers can reopen.

* Outdoor real estate auctions permitted with up to 10 people, plus staff. Private commercial inspections can resume.

* Non-essential outdoor home maintenance/repairs/renovations allow with a maximum of five workers. House painting, pool cleaning can also resume.

* Car washes, mobile pet grooming can return.

* Outdoor photography can resume.

STEP TWO: From 11.59pm on November 1

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

* Up to two people, plus dependents, allowed to visit a home per day.

* All retail shops can open.

* Hospitality: maximum of 20 indoor seated customers (subject to one per four sqm), maximum of 50 outdoor patrons (subject to one per two sqm).

* Beauty and personal care services open.

* Wedding groups of up to 10 permitted.

* Up to 20 mourners allowed at funerals.

* Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies capped at 20 people.

* Outdoor seated entertainment: maximum of 50 people or 25 per cent of venue's fixed seat capacity

REGIONAL VICTORIA

STEP ONE: From 11.59pm Sunday

* Up to two people, plus dependents, allowed to visit a home per day.

* Hospitality: increased capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside (subject to conditions). Indoor limit won't initially apply to greater Shepparton.

* Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies capped at 20 people.

* Indoor pools to open for those aged 18 and under. Maximum of 20 swimmers and one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional.

* Libraries/toy libraries to reopen with a maximum of 20 people indoors.

* Households can visit care facilities (rather than one person at a time).

STEP TWO: From 11.59pm on November 1

* Non-contact indoor physical recreation for under 18-year-olds: e.g. dance classes, with a maximum of 20 people.

* Non-contact indoor community sport for under 18-year-olds: spectators limited to one parent, guardian or carer per child.

MAJOR RESTRICTIONS REMAIN:

* Approved face masks must be worn at all times outside home.

* Work from home if possible.

* All businesses must have a COVID-safe plan.

Source: Victorian government

© AAP 2020