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COVID-19 Update: Melbourne Restrictions to Ease

23/6/2021

Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino announced that restrictions in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will ease from 11.59pm Thursday 24 June.

Gatherings in the home will be permitted, with up to 15 visitors to a home per day, including dependants. Public gatherings of up to 50 people can also resume but masks are still required to be worn inside. These changes will remain in place for at least two weeks, so Victorians can plan and get back to doing the things they love.

For further information please visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website, which will be updated as additional information becomes available.

What does this mean for Out Doors?

Accommodation restrictions are to be eased, which means we can resume our overnight programs from next week. Masks do not have to be worn in accommodation, but must be worn in all other indoor spaces, including vehicles and also when not able to socially distance. We will continue to monitor the latest advice from the Victorian Government and follow their advice and recommendations.

If you need to get in touch with us, please Contact Us.

What are the restrictions?

Source: The Victorian Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website

These new settings will be in place for two weeks and apply to the entire state.

  • Gatherings in the home will be permitted, with up to 15 visitors to a home per day, including dependants.
  • Public gatherings of up to 50 people.
  • Work from home recommendations removed, caps raised to 75 per cent capacity or up to 30 people, whichever is greater.
  • Wedding and funeral caps raised to 300 — subject to venue density limits.
  • Recreational sport – 300 people indoors, 1,000 outdoors.
  • Seated venues – maximum 300 indoors, 1,000 outdoors.
  • Mask rules don’t change, so please continue to keep them on you.

We all need to continue to play our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

What if I need to talk to someone?

If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact:

Keep safe during this difficult time and will keep you updated via email and our FacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts. 

Media Contact: Iudita Trifa-Schmidt, iudita@outdoorsinc.org.au or (03) 9417 2111.

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