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Melbourne lockout ends from 11.59 pm Thursday 10 June; many restrictions eased

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 9 June 2021: Lockout here ends from 11.59 pm Thursday 10 June, the five reasons to leave home will no longer apply in metro Melbourne and the existing 10-kilometre limit will be increased to 25 kilometers. Schools will open with face-to-face learning from Friday (11 June).

In his live media update today, Acting Premier James Merlino said “We’re also still not in a position to be able to have visitors to our home, but outdoor gatherings will be increased to a maximum of ten people. And mask rules will be eased slightly – required inside, and outdoors when 1.5 meters isn’t possible.

In good news for families, schools will be able to resume face-to-face learning for all students from Friday. Cafes, restaurants, and pubs will open – with strict safety measures like density limits, seated service, and QR codes in place. The remaining retail will also open. Hairdressing, beauty, and personal care can resume, but only for services where masks can be kept on. Visitors still not permitted to aged care facilities.

Weddings will be limited to 10 people, and funerals no more than 50. Fifty will also be the limit on religious gatherings. Swimming pools, entertainment venues, and community facilities will also open subject to density limits. And community sport can happen, but only for training.”

In regional Victoria, restrictions will also ease. Visitors to the home are allowed – limited to two people and their dependants – once per day. Public outdoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people. Gyms will remain closed.

There’ll also be increases to the capacity limits at places like restaurants, entertainment venues, community facilities, and religious gatherings. Indoor sport, including gyms, will also be able to reopen with careful limits on the number of people permitted at any point in time.

Dan announces easing Corona restrictions as ‘cautious next steps’

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE,11 May 2020: Premier Daniel Andrews today ‘cautious next steps’ in easing Victoria’s Carona restrictions. People have been allowed a maximum gathering of up to ten outdoors and having up to five visitors at home.

More of the outdoor recreational activities that so many Victorians have been missing will also be allowed: walking groups, fishing, hiking – and yes, even a game of golf. These activities will be subject to physical distancing to help keep people safe.

These new restrictions and a renewed state of emergency will be in place until 11:59 pm on Sunday 31 May. “As we go through this month, we’ll keep reviewing the situation and our case numbers – and hopefully, we’ll be able to make further announcements then, the Premier said addressing a media conference.

About the cafe’s and restaurant’s, the Premier said, they need to wait for another three weeks for a decision to be taken.

In a statement, the Premier said, ” Because right now, staying apart is what’s keeping us together.
And none of us want to squander everything we’ve achieved. None of us want to have to take a backward step. And none of us want to be responsible for the loss of someone we love – or someone we’ve never met. That means it’s up to all of us to make this work. And it’s why our message has not changed: if you can stay at home – you must stay at home.”