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Victoria Covid restrictions: reopening rules for Melbourne, regional Vic, freedoms for vaccinated people – explained

Melbourne’s restrictions ease from 6pm, 29 October. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare, retail and work

Covid restrictions across Victoria changed from 6 PM, 29 October, after the state reached an 80% full vaccination rate.

Melbourne had endured 262 days, nearly nine months, of stay-at-home restrictions that went over 6 lockdowns since March 2020.

No restrictions on travel around the state.

No masks outside.

People can return to work if fully vaccinated.

Outdoor public gatherings of 30 people allowed.

Gyms and retail reopen, subject to density limits.

Indoor and outdoor hospitality venue limits increase.

Indoor entertainment venues open at 75% capacity, as many as 1000 patrons.

Outdoor venues as many as 5000 patrons.

Indoor sport resume with density cap.

All schoolchildren back in classrooms full-time.


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