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What are the new coronavirus rules for Victoria?

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The Victorian government has announced some slight changes to coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne to apply from 11.59pm on Thursday.

Most of the existing rules remain in place under what Premier Daniel Andrews described as a “modest” change to lockdown restrictions.

This is a breaking story that will be updated as we get more information so please check back for the latest information.


Gatherings

Outdoor social gatherings, such as picnics, will be added to the list of reasons to leave the home.

These gatherings will be allowed for up to five people from two households but only if those over 18 years of age have had two vaccination shots.

The gathering limit will be two people for people who are unvaccinated or have had one vaccination dose.

Exercise and recreation

Two people will be able to outdoors with a personal trainer, skate parks and outdoor communal exercise equipment will also reopen.

Time and distance limits

The time limit for venturing outside the home for exercise of social gathering will increase from the existing two hour limit that applies on exercise to four hours.

The 5km limit on most movement outside the home increases to 10km.

Exceptions to the distance rule include returning home from a primary residence, visiting an intimate partner or person in your single bubble, authorised work (except construction), caring and getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Property

Real Estate Inspections will resume by appointment only. The current occupant cannot be present and the real estate agent must remain outside.

More to come

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