Wind-back of rural restrictions tonight confirmed
Acting Premier James Merlino has confirmed that the easing of restrictions for regional areas like Gippsland are as he announced yesterday.
Tonight at 11.59pm for regional Victoria:
The five reasons to leave home will be removed and there is no restriction on travel in rural Victoria. However, there is no travel to Melbourne unless for one of the five permitted reasons to leave home and if you have to travel to Melbourne for one of these reasons you must abide by the metropolitan restrictions.
All can return to work, with some restrictions on particular services.
All retail can open, but must have a QR code system in place and are asked to check the ID of every person they serve. QR codes will also be introduced to supermarkets.
Seated service is available for up to 50 people per venue (eg cafes, clubs and restaurants) with the one per four square metre rule to be applied. Group sizes of no more than 10. Electronic gaming remains closed.
Organised outdoor junior community sport will be permitted, training only for adult organised sport.
Non organised outdoor recreation (eg round of golf or bowls) group sizes to a maximum of 10 and up to 50 per venue.