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Monday, October 25, 2021

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

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced “a modest easing” to restrictions from Tuesday 28 September at 11.59pm. He said Victoria is on track to hit a vaccination target of 80 per cent of first doses delivered by then.

In metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas in lockdown, residents will be able to travel up to 15km from home for exercise and shopping, up from 10km.

‘Contactless’ outdoor recreation – such as boating, tennis or golf – will be allowed, as will personal training with up to five people, as long as everyone is vaccinated.

Playground restrictions will be lifted, with normal gathering limits to apply. Masks can be removed to eat or drink.

Restaurants and cafes in regional Victoria will have their outdoor caps lifted from 20 to 30 people, and hair and beauty salon customers will be able to remove their masks if required for facials or beard trimming.

The City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire will also exit lockdown at 11.59pm Sunday night. Mitchell Shire will remain in lockdown.

A full and current update can be found in the table of restrictions at the bottom of this media release.

Full details of the Victorian roadmap to freedom can be found here. [see the ful article]

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