For those in Regional Victoria waking up on Thursday morning, they will see the start of not just a new day, but the beginning of the Third Step on the road to COVID normal.
Regional Victoria is opening up and the ‘four reasons’ to leave home rule will end. This means that travel within the state is allowed for regional Victorians, but only to places that are also at the Third Step.
In good news for people craving social interaction, public gatherings will be allowed for groups of up to 10 people meeting outdoors. Household visits will be allowed in a household-based ‘bubble’. This means that you can have visitors from one other nominated household allowing a maximum of five people from that household to visit at a time.
On-site learning for all primary and secondary students will return in Term 4, with more details to come on this.
Outdoor seated dining with table service will be allowed to return for cafes and restaurants, with groups of up to 10.