- shopping for food and supplies that you need
- care and caregiving
- exercise and outdoor recreation
- work and education – if you can’t do it from home
- visiting friends and family – if you really need to
These new arrangements will come into effect at 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 May. Until then, we’re asking Victorians to continue to comply with the existing restrictions.
As we introduce these changes, we’re also asking Victorians to use their judgement and common sense. Lives are counting on it.
Our message remains the same: if you can stay at home, you must stay at home.
Aligning with the outcomes of National Cabinet, that means:
- outdoor gatherings being permitted with up to 10 people
- indoor gatherings at home are permitted, with 5 visitors able to visit the normal residents of a household
- the ability to leave the house for exercise will be expanded to include outdoor recreational activities. These activities can occur in groups of up to 10 people outside, but the requirements on physical distancing remain
- for weddings 10 guests are allowed, plus the couple and the celebrant
- for funerals, 20 people will be allowed at an indoor ceremony and 30 people at an outside ceremony. This is in addition to the minimum people required to conduct the funeral
- religious gatherings and ceremonies will be permitted with up to 10 people, plus those required to perform the ceremony
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