What Victorians can expect when Daniel Andrews relaxes restrictions today

published 17.10.2020 21:09

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But hospitality industry leaders have been campaigning for cafes, restaurants and pubs to again be opened to indoor diners with COVID-safe plans, arguing many businesses can't provide outdoor options and won't survive longer restrictions.

(ABC News: John Graham)Indeed, NSW has consistently recorded higher daily case numbers than Victoria this week.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday used Twitter to pressure Mr Andrews to move to restrictions to align with NSW, where rules eased further this week.

But the original third step included: no more lockdown — stay-at-home orders lifting, so people could leave home for whatever reason gatherings of up to 10 people in public, outdoor spaces household bubbles, where Melburnians could create a social bubble with another household and allow five people from that household to visit their home retail, including hairdressing and some beauty services, reopening cafes, restaurants and bars reopening, but mainly for outdoor dining a staged return of outdoor non-contact sport for adults, and both contact and non-contact sport for kids outdoor fitness classes of up to 10 people up to 10 people at weddings and outdoor religious gatherings, and 20 at funerals Mr Andrews says not all of that will happen now.

This is also a departure from the original roadmaps, which only listed further restrictions easing in regional Victoria once the entire state recorded 14 days without any new cases.

by ( Abc from abc.net.au

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