Victorians will begin slowly coming out of lockdown from midnight tonight, but a few key rules will still apply.
It’s almost been two weeks since the entire state was plunged into it’s fifth lockdown, which was only supposed to last five days.
It was then extended for another seven days, again for the whole state.
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Despite continuing to record over 10 local cases of coronavirus a day over the last few days, Victorian officials are confident that there isn’t a big threat from cases being out in the community, as most have been isolating throughout their entire infectious period.
From midnight tonight, the lockdown will lift, and the five reasons to leave home rule will be gone.
Schools will be able to return from tomorrow morning, for all levels.
Pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues can reopen with 100 people limits indoors and 300 outdoors, provided they comply with density quotients of one person per four square metres.
Gyms will be able to reopen again with density limits in place, and community sport can return.
However, visitors in the home is still not allowed for at least the next two weeks, while there will be no crowds at the foot ball, or other large events.
Premier Daniel Andrews says they’re not quite out of the woods.
Masks are still mandatory inside and outside for the next two weeks as well.
The New South Wales border will also get a bit tighter for the communities there, with the areas of Wagga, Hay, Lockhart and Murrumbidgee to be cut from border bubbles.