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Victoria Covid restrictions: update to Melbourne lockdown, curfew and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne’s lockdown will end from tomorrow, Friday 22 October. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare and work, then and now

Covid restrictions across Victoria will change again from Friday 22 October when Melbourne’s lockdown will end after the state reaches a full vaccination rate of 70%.

In metropolitan Melbourne, from Friday curfew will end and there will be no more travel limits (although travel to regional Victoria will still not be permitted). There will no longer be only six reasons you can leave your home. Home visits with restrictions will be allowed and hospitality businesses will reopen. All students will attend classrooms part-time.

Melbourne’s lockdown ends today. What are your new freedoms in Victoria under the Covid reopening rules?

Reasons to leave home and curfew no longer in place.

10 people, including dependants, can visit a home each day.

15 people can gather outdoors.

Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues can open to 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors.

Funerals and weddings allow for 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated outdoors.

All students to return to school at least part-time.

Hairdressing and beauty salons to open for up to five fully vaccinated people at a time.

Shopping for essentials.

Authorised work, if you cannot work from home, or education.

Exercise for up to four hours.

Caregiving, compassionate and medical reasons.

To get vaccinated.

For limited outdoor social interaction.


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