Victoria's COVID-19 restriction changes

Victorians can finally go without masks outdoors.
Victorians can finally go without masks outdoors.

VICTORIA'S COVID-19 RULE CHANGES FROM 11.59PM SUNDAY

* Masks no longer mandatory outside if able to maintain physical distance

* Must still be worn indoors and carried at all times

* 15 people allowed at home gatherings, up from two

* Similarly, 15 people can book to stay in holiday accommodation

* 50 people can gather outdoors, up from 10

* Large hospitality venues (more than 200 square metres) can have up to 150 people indoors, small venues 50 people

* Total hospitality venue cap of 300 people

* Gyms allowed 150 people in groups up to 20

* 150 people able to attend weddings, funerals and indoor religious gatherings

* Same 150-person cap applies to cinemas, galleries and museums

* Karaoke, arcades, escape rooms and bingo centres also allowed 150 people, with a 20-person group limit

* National Gallery of Victoria and large theatres can operate at 25 per cent capacity, excluding staff

* No person or time limits on care facility or hospital visits

* 150 people allowed in strip clubs, 50 for brothels

* Contact and non-contact sports can have 150 people indoors and 500 outdoors, with group sizes of up to 20 and five respectively

FROM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

* Up to 25 per cent of staff able to return to office workplaces, excludes public sector

FROM 11.59PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

* 30 visitors allowed over to homes each day for gatherings including Christmas. Babies under 12 months won't count.

Australian Associated Press