Victoria will lift brutal Covid restrictions from midnight with standing in pubs allowed, no caps in homes and dance floors open – but anti-vaxxers will be locked out of retail stores
- Density limits on hospitality and retail will be scrapped from midnight Thursday
- New changes come as Victoria is set to hit 90 per cent double vaccination target
Victoria will finally lift its brutal Covid-19 restrictions from midnight on Thursday with dancefloors back on, house parties allowed and no caps on pubgoers.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the changes would align with the state reaching 90 per cent double vaccination coverage, which is expected to be hit over the weekend.
There will no longer be limits on visitors at homes or on customers in retail or hospitality venues.
The rules around masks have also been changed with face coverings mandatory in select indoor settings including health services, aged care, retail, on public transport and for primary school staff, visitors and students in years three to six.
Masks are set to be scrapped in retail settings on December 15.
Victoria will finally lift its brutal Covid-19 restrictions from midnight on Thursday with dancefloors back on, house parties allowed and no caps on pubgoers, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced
For those who are unvaccinated, they will be unable to enjoy the new freedoms and will be banned from non-essential shopping, the pub, and sport and recreation facilities.
‘If you’re fully vaccinated, your life will return back to normal,’ Mr Andrews said at a press conference on Thursday.
‘This is the Covid-normal that every Victorian has built.’
More to come.