RESTRICTIONS will continue to ease in regional Victoria with hospitality businesses able to host up to 40 customers indoors and up to 70 people outdoors.
The new restrictions will come into effect at 11.59pm on Sunday night and will mean four groups of 10 people can eat inside as opposed to two groups of 10.
Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement on Sunday morning and said people will be able to hold outdoor religious gatherings with up to 20 people from Sunday night and up to 50 people from November 1.
He said the "bubble is gone" and two people plus dependents would be allowed into other people's homes once a day to visit.
"You can have as many different families visit you but they can only be two adults and dependents at a time per day," he said.
Mr Andrews said indoor pools would open for people aged 18-and-under with a maximum of 20 swimmers and one-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals would also be allowed.
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"Households can visit a care facility rather than one person at a time," he said.
He said from 11.59pm on November 1 non-contact indoor physical recreation for 18-year-olds and under, such as dance classes, would resume with a maximum of 20 people. "Non contact indoor community sport for under 18-year- olds with limits on spectators ... will be allowed again," he said.
Mr Andrews said there were 137 active cases in Victoria with two new cases since Saturday. "We in Melbourne and across Victoria are well placed to have a COVID safe summer and a COVID normal 2021," he said.
For Warrnambool's Images Restaurant, Cafe and Cocktail Bar owner Jonathan Dodwell the easing of restrictions for hospitality businesses in the south-west could be confusing for customers.
"Indoors we can have 10 people per space with a maximum of 40, so to get the extra 10 people we would need to put up a temporary wall and he might change the restrictions again in two weeks," he said. "It's a really poor and disappointing decision.
"There'll be confusion with this information because people will think we can have 40 people."
Warrnambool RSL secretary Bernie Farley said under the new rules they would be able to fit 30 people across three large rooms but the RSL needed to seat 75 people to be viable.
Mr Andrews also outlined restrictions that would ease in metropolitan Melbourne including that the five-kilometre limit for exercise and shopping would be extended to 25km.
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