From 11.59pm, Sunday 18 October, COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne will ease.
It’s the result of a streak of low case numbers and no deaths resulting from the virus.
As the travel limit is extended from 5km to 25km from home, Melburnians will be able to correct grown-out hairdos and exercise without time limits as tennis courts, skate parks and golf courses reopen.
Some capacity limits are growing, too; ten people from two households can now attend an outdoor gathering, 30 people will be allowed at outdoor pools, and outdoor photography is back on.
Most salient among the exceptions are a further two weeks until a return hospitality and retail. No getting on the beers just yet.
As cities across the northern hemisphere brace for a winter to exacerbate the pandemic, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews anticipates a “Covid-safe summer” for Melbourne, leading into a “Covid-normal 2021.”
For more details on the updates, click here.