Victoria to cautiously move out of lockdown tonight

Victoria to cautiously move out of lockdown tonight

Words by Kate Streader

The new restrictions will come into effect at 11:59pm Tuesday July 27.

After recording ten new, locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, all linked to current outbreaks and all in isolation for their infectious period, Victoria will move out of lockdown at 11:59pm tonight as planned.

What you need to know

  • Victoria’s lockdown will end at 11:59pm on Tuesday July 27
  • New restrictions have been announced
  • There are currently 198 active cases of coronavirus in Victoria

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

As of 11:59pm on Tuesday July 27, the five reasons to leave home and 5km travel limit will no longer apply.

Hospitality, retail, beauty salons, gyms, and hairdressers can reopen with a cap of one person per four square metres.

Home visits will not be permitted for the next two weeks, though outdoor gatherings of up to ten people will be allowed.

Masks will remain mandatory both indoors and outdoors.

Workplaces can reopen at 25 per cent capacity or ten people, whichever is greater, though if you are able to work from home, you should continue to do so.

Premier Dan Andrews has also announced changes to the New South Wales/Victoria border bubble, with Wagga Wagga, Hay, Lockhart and Murrumbidgee no longer included in the cross-border bubble.

The premier also warned there will be more changes to the border bubble announced soon.

For more information, visit the DHHS website