So here are the answers to your questions about what will and won’t be allowed from 11.59pm tonight.
How far can I travel from home?
This means, for example, that a family who lives in Newport could travel to meet friends or family outdoors in Preston.
The Premier says the new 25-kilometre travel limit will be in place for “at least” the next fortnight and “may well be a feature” beyond November 1, with the aim of stopping large groups congregating in well-known attractions.
There are no restrictions on distances travelled in regional Victoria.
Can I leave home whenever I want now?
Not quite yet. The four permitted reasons for leaving home remain in place (permitted work, shopping, socialising or exercising and caregiving) for those living in Melbourne.
There is some relief however.
From 11.59pm tonight, the two-hour time limit on outdoor socialising and exercise will go and up to 10 people from two different households will be able to gather outdoors.
This means that people will be able to gather with family and friends outdoors for as long as they like, providing they are social distancing, wearing masks and are not more than 25 kilometres from home.
Can I visit my family or have people over?
A ban on visiting others’ homes remains in place for Melbourne residents for the next fortnight.
However, it’s good news for those in regional Victoria, with in-home visits set to resume in a limited fashion.
From midnight tonight, regional Victorians will be allowed to host up to two adults and any dependents in their homes.
However, other beauty services such as nail salons, tanning and waxing will remain closed until the next stage, which is currently scheduled to come into effect on November 1.
Can I play golf and tennis and go fishing?
Certain sports that do not require close contact will be permitted as part of tomorrow’s easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions.
Golf, tennis and fishing are back – so long as it is within the city’s new 25-kilometre travel limit.
Skate parks will also be allowed to reopen.
Also set to reopen are swimming pools, with outdoor pools able to host up to 30 swimmers. However, indoor pools will be limited to one-on-one hydrotherapy sessions with a health professional.
When can I go to the pub?
Not in Melbourne just yet, but you don’t have too much longer to wait.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs remain closed for all seated dining and drinking for another two weeks.
However, from November 1 the sector is set to see a limited revival, with venues allowed to seat up to 20 patrons indoors or 50 outdoors.
There is more immediate relief on the cards for regional Victorian pubs, clubs and restaurants, however, which will be allowed to seat up to 40 people inside and 70 outdoors from 11.59pm tonight.
No date has been set for the resumption of the fitness industry indoors, with Premier Daniel Andrews describing gyms as “a high-risk environment” and saying “it would not be safe” to reopen.
Can I travel from Melbourne to regional Victoria?
The so-called “ring of steel” that has surrounded metropolitan Melbourne for the past three months will remain in place, with one key adjustment.
Melbourne residents who have properties in regional parts of the state will be able to travel on them to undertake works for fire and flood preparedness.
There will be a consultation process with local councils from Wednesday next week, where councils will issue a fire prevention notice which legally allows Melburnians to enter regional Victoria for the purpose of preparing their properties for the summer season.
“This is not an invitation to go and have a couple of days in regional Victoria and essentially move into regional Victoria without due reason,” Premier Daniel Andrew said.
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