COVID restrictions revealed as Victoria’s lockdown extended

For an additional two weeks, the victorians would have to undergo Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions-although with slight modifications.

On Sunday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the initial attempt to relax the restrictions on Stage 4 in Melbourne was unachievable from September 13.

Instead they will be extended as the first phase of a four-step plan for an additional fortnight with minor changes.

“We can’t run out of lockdown,” Andrews said.

“We have to take steady and safe steps out of lockdown to find that COVID normal.”

The adjustments will take effect from 23.59pm on September 13.

Curfew hours are prolonged from 8 pm to 9 pm an hour.

Exercise can increase from one approved hour per day to two.

Singles would be able to interact with somebody else and visit each other.

Playgrounds will reopen, and two people will be permitted to hold public outdoor events for a household for up to hours.

From September 28, as long as the average daily number of cases is between 30 and 50, there will be more ease of restrictions.

Public gatherings from two households will be further extended to five individuals.

Starting with students from Prep, Grade One, Grade Two, VCE, VCAL and specialist schools, the schools will begin a phased return.

It will allow the childcare facilities to reopen.

Many industries will be allowed to restart trade, including building, manufacturing, and landscaping garden and maintenance workers.

Outdoor swimming pools and personal outdoor training with two persons and one trainer can resume.

A third phase is implemented from October 26, provided the average number of daily cases is less than five in the 14 days prior.

The curfew won’t matter any more.

No limits will be imposed on leaving the house, including the removal of the five-kilometer radius rule.

It will increase public meetings to up to 10 people outdoors.

It would allow victorians to have up to five visitors to the house.

Retail and hairdressing are expected to reopen.

Hospitality will resume business with an emphasis on seated outdoor service.

Outdoor sport can return on a staged basis , ensuring that it is non-contact.

If all goes to plan a fourth phase will start on November 23, as long as there are no new cases for 14 days.

That would allow 50 people to gather outdoors and 20 people to gather in the house.

Both retail will be available, and new safety measures would available up the real estate industry.

In the hospitality industry it is possible to sit indoor groups with a maximum of 20 individuals.

Weddings and funerals will be back to normal, Andrews said.

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