We welcome the latest announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews of further easing of restrictions in Victoria from 11:59pm on 21 June.
Victoria will not only see the originally planned expansion of patron numbers in cafes and restaurants to increase from 20 maximum to 50, but establishments will also be able to serve alcohol without food via table service only.
Some of the new rules include:
Alcohol and wine tastings will still need to be provided via table service
Groups of up to 20 people can dine or drink together. They can be seated at the same table.
Tables must continue to be spaced 1.5 metres apart.
Alcohol can be served without a meal when seated.
Bars, pubs, clubs, can open for seated service only, with tables spaced 1.5 metres apart.
Venues with multiple divided spaces can have up to 50 patrons in each space if they comply with density requirements and there are controls in place for shared spaces, e.g. foyers and bathrooms.
Community facilities may have up to 50 people in each separate space. Groups are limited to a maximum of 20 people.
shared and communal facilities such as kitchens and showers in caravan parks will be open.
Still continue to work from home if you can.
Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites may have up to 50 patrons per indoor space.
Indoor cinemas, concert venues, theatres and auditoriums, may open and have up to 50 seated patrons per venue or theatre, subject to the four square metre rule.
All easing of restrictions have been announced on the basis of operations maintaining stringent requirements relating to cleaning, hygiene and distancing rules. Application of these rules will be imperative as outcomes from further loosening of restrictions continue to be tested and a progressive course of movement is adopted. You can view the full list of restrictions here https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
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