Victorians can host 30 people for Christmas and masks will no longer be required outdoors, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.
Masks will still be required in all inside settings but the premier said people would only need to wear them outside when they cannot safely socially distance.
"From tonight, masks must be worn inside, outside carry the mask and put it on if you cannot distance. Keep your 1.5m from other people, and you can have 15 people to your home over the course of a day," Mr Andrews said when announcing an easing of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday.
As of 11.59pm Sunday night, Victorians can welcome 15 people into their homes, up from the current cap of two.
Those groups can be split across multiple visits and households.
That is expected to increase to 30 people by Christmas.
Outdoor gatherings at parks and beaches will increase to 50 people from midnight Sunday.
Mr Andrews said workers could now begin to return to the office from the end of the month.
Victorian hospitality venues will be able to host 100 people indoors with the one person per four square metres for large venues.
Universities and TAFE students will return to classes on site for some studies.
Gyms will open up to a maximum of 150 people in groups of 20, with one person per four square metres.
Indoor physical recreation and sport can commence with 150 people in groups of 20.
Outdoor sport can commence with 500 people, with groups of 50.
Weddings and funerals, both indoors and outdoors, can have 150 people, with density requirements.
Weddings at home will need to follow the normal home visitors rule of 15 people maximum.
Indoor pools can host 150 people and outdoor pools will now host 300 people.
Skate parks and indoor trampolining centres will increase to 150 people.
Religious ceremonies can take place indoors with 150 people and outdoors with 300 people.
Mr Andrews said the next steps to 'COVID-normal' would be announced on December 6.
He said he would announce further steps to a Covid-safe summer on that day.
"Christmas is 30 people to your house. From tonight, masks must be worn inside, outside carry the mask and put it on if you cannot distance," he said.
"Keep your 1.5m from other people, and you can have 15 people to your home over the course of a day."
More to come.
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