Victoria will come out of the lockdown from 11.59 pm tonight (Tuesday 27 July). However, you still need to wear a mask indoor and outdoor for the next two weeks and no home visitors are allowed yet.
Victorians will be able to leave their homes for any reason. Restaurants and cafes can also reopen for seated service. Retail and beauty and personal care will open in line with density limits, as will entertainment venues and community facilities.
Premier Daniel Andrews said, “To every Victorian who checked in with our QR system, who got tested and quarantined, and stayed home to slow the spread of this virus, thank you – it’s because of you we’ve able to get on top of this Delta outbreak and open up our state”
The Authorised Worker List will no longer apply, meaning businesses and venues can reopen with capacity and density limits of 1 person per 4sqm.
“Victoria will return to the rule that ‘if you can work from home, you should work from home’ but office workers will be able to return up to 25 per cent or up to 10 people, whichever is greater.”
1- School kids can get back to the classroom with schools reopening for onsite learning to all students from tomorrow.
2- Public gatherings will be allowed with up to 10 people, with infants under 12 months not included in the cap.
3- Gatherings in the home are still not permitted. People will only be able to book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person.
4- People will be free to visit ski fields again, but due to the higher risk in these settings entry to Victoria’s alpine resorts will require a COVID test and receipt of a negative result within 72 hours prior to visiting. Children under 12 years of age are not required to be tested.
5- Live music venues, dance classes and physical recreation facilities, including gyms, will all open with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm.
6- A maximum of 50 people will be permitted at weddings. Funerals will also have a cap of 50 mourners, plus those conducting the funeral. Infants under 12 months are not included in the cap for either.
Masks will continue to be required everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences) unless an exception applies.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced, “Changes will also be made to tighten our cross-border bubble with NSW.”
“The City of Wagga Wagga, Hay Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council and Murrumbidgee Council will no longer be included in the cross border bubble.”
These local government areas will be included under the Extreme Risk Zone from 11:59 pm tonight, in line with the rest of NSW and residents will need a Specified Worker Permit, transit permit, or an exemption to enter Victoria. For more information on the latest
Ending the lockdown announcement came as Victoria reported 10 new local COVID-19 cases.
Health Minister Martin Foley said, “All the new locally acquired cases announced on Tuesday have been linked to Victoria’s current outbreaks and were in isolation for their entire infectious period.”
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