Regional Victoria to step out of lockdown restrictions

REGIONAL Victoria with the exception of Shepperton will step out of harsh lockdown restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday. The five reasons to leave your home will be removed and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home. What does this mean for you? Get in touch – [email protected] The authorised worker list will no longer apply in the regions, meaning most businesses and venues can reopen with capacity and density limits. Office workers will be able to return up to 25 per cent or up to 10 people, whichever is greater. Regional schools will reopen for onsite learning for Prep to Grade 2 and Year 12 students who live in regional Victoria, while remote learning will remain for all other levels. OTHER NEWS: Onsite supervision at schools remains available for vulnerable children and children of essential workers in all year levels, including for students from metropolitan Melbourne. Funerals will be permitted for up to 20 people and weddings will be permitted for up to 10 people, plus those required to conduct the service. Stricter limits will be in place for both weddings and funerals with people from Melbourne in attendance. Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service with patron caps. Retail, hairdressing, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open in line with density limits and patron caps. Masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors, apart from private residences, unless an exception applies. The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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REGIONAL Victoria with the exception of Shepperton will step out of harsh lockdown restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday.

The five reasons to leave your home will be removed and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home.

The authorised worker list will no longer apply in the regions, meaning most businesses and venues can reopen with capacity and density limits.

Office workers will be able to return up to 25 per cent or up to 10 people, whichever is greater.

Regional schools will reopen for onsite learning for Prep to Grade 2 and Year 12 students who live in regional Victoria, while remote learning will remain for all other levels.

Onsite supervision at schools remains available for vulnerable children and children of essential workers in all year levels, including for students from metropolitan Melbourne.

Funerals will be permitted for up to 20 people and weddings will be permitted for up to 10 people, plus those required to conduct the service.

Stricter limits will be in place for both weddings and funerals with people from Melbourne in attendance.

Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service with patron caps. Retail, hairdressing, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open in line with density limits and patron caps.

Masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors, apart from private residences, unless an exception applies.

The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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