The next stage of Victoria’s roadmap to reopening is set to come into play from 6pm this Friday, October 29.
Here’s a rundown of what will change in Victoria:
Will I be able to travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria?
Regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite and have the same restrictions from this Friday at 6pm.
This will mean people will be able to freely travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria.
All retail will open for the fully vaccinated.
But there will be restrictions on how many people can enter a shop, with a limit of one person for every four square metres.
Gyms will be able to open for the fully vaccinated, albeit with density limits of one person for every four square metres.
What about entertainment venues?
Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and karaoke venues will be able to reopen to fully vaccinated people in line with capacity limits.
Public events will be able to restart for up to 5000 people who are fully vaccinated.
Will more people be allowed at cafes, restaurants and beauty salons?
Hospitality venues and health and beauty service providers will be able to increase their capacity, with a limit of one person for every four square metres.
A maximum of 500 will be allowed outdoors at venues that are large enough.
Will I still have to wear a mask?
Masks will not be required outdoors, but will be recommended in outdoor settings when it is difficult to distance, such as markets.
Masks will still be required indoors.
Do I still have to work from home?
Victorians will still be advised to work from home if they can.
However, fully vaccinated people will be allowed to attend their workplace.
What will change with schools?
Students in metro Melbourne will be able to return to school fulltime, meaning all students across the state will be back at school.
Will I be able to have more people to my home?
The limit of 10 visitors to a home per day will not change.
However, the number of people allowed to gather outside will increase from 15 people to 30.
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When will restrictions relax further?
All density limits are set to disappear in Victoria on November 24 – when 90 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the huge milestone would bring about the “massive change” that all capacity restrictions would disappear from the state.
“I want to see 80,000 plus people at the Boxing Day Test on day one. That’s what I want to see. And we are determined to deliver that,” he said.
“There will be no density quotients anywhere.”
Mr Andrews said masks would still be needed for some inside settings including transport, prisons, hospitals aged care, while only fully vaccinated people would be allowed into venues.