Victoria's Restrictions Set To Ease From 11:59PM Thursday

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Simon Schluter via The Age

Acting Premier James Merlino and the Victorian State Government announced that numerous restrictions were set to be lifted later in the week.

The following restrictions will be applicable to both Melbourne and Regional Victoria from 11:59PM on Thursday:

  • Bars, restaurants, weddings and funerals will be permitted to have up to 300 people indoors
  • The permitted size of public gatherings will increase to 50 people
  • A limit of two adult visitors in private homes will be lifted to fifteen per day, including dependents
  • Office capacity will be lifted to 75% or 30 people, depending on which is greater
  • Seated entertainment venues will increase capacity to 75%, with a maximum of 300 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors
  • Mask requirements will remain unchanged, being required indoors and in spaces where social distancing of 1.5 metres is unachievable 

Outdoor stadiums will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity or up to 25,000 people, permitting AFL games at the MCG to have a crowd of 25,000 attendees while the A-League Grand Final at AAMI Park could have as many as 15,000 punters.

The capacity would be expected to raise from 50% to 85% in a weeks' time.


The announcement of the lifting of restrictions followed a week in Victoria that had one or fewer locally transmitted Covid 19 cases detected. 

Victorian Restrictions Set To Ease From Thursday

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23 June 2021

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