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Regional Victoria released

REGIONAL Victoria will be released from hard lockdown from midnight tonight, but some rules remain.

From 11.59pm tonight the five reasons to leave home will be lifted and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel.

Regional Victorians will only be able to travel to Melbourne for a permitted reason.

Venues smaller than 100 sqm can have up to 25 people before density rules apply.

Retail, personal services such as beauty and tattooing can reopen

Community sport is open for all ages, but spectators are not permitted.

Entertainment venues can have up to 300 people per outdoor space with density rules and a cap of 100 people indoors.

Religious gatherings ceremonies are allowed with density rules and no more than 100 people indoors and 300 outdoors per venue.

Weddings and funerals can have 50 people per venue.

Face masks will still be mandatory indoors and outdoors.

Food and hospitality will open for seated service only with density rules of one per four square metres and a maximum of 100 people per venue.

Private gatherings in the home are still not permitted but outdoor gatherings in public spaces can have up to 10 people.

He said people from Greater Melbourne are not permitted to go to regional Victoria without a valid reason.

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