Sky News Australia – Oct 26, 2020
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced from Monday November 9, the 25 kilometre travel limit and the metropolitan Melbourne regional border will be scrapped with the state becoming “one again”.
“For the purposes of travel and movement to COVID safety will still be critical, following the rules will still be critical but that little extra time means that we can align both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria at that time,” Mr Andrews said on Monday.
Mr Andrews also announced Melbourne’s hospitality and retail industries will finally reopen.
“Gyms and fitness studios in Melbourne will open on November 8, maximum of 20 people tend people per space, one person per eight square metres,” he said.
“Restaurants, hotels, cafés and bars will move to an indoor maximum of 40 with 10 people per space, outdoor maximum of 70 people with one person every two square metres.
“In line with regional Victoria and the alignment of Melbourne and regional Victoria, this is for faith gatherings outdoors maximum 50 people plus one faith leader, indoors maximum 20 people plus one faith leader.
“Further, funerals will move indoors, maximum 20 mourners, outdoors maximum 50 mourners.”
Mr Andrews also said on November 8 his government will be able to fully explain to every Victorian, city and country, what November will look like, and what a COVID-19 Christmas will look like.