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25 November 2020
Wimmera families are on track with fellow Victorians in being able to have ‘normal’ family celebrations this Christmas.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed in his latest sweep of guideline changes at the weekend that from 11.59pm, December 13, people could host up to 30 people in their homes. He said babies under 12 months would not count in the cap.
In announcing other changes, most that came into effect on Monday, Mr Andrews said the number of visitors people could have in their homes had increased from two to 15 a day.
The number of people at outdoor gatherings in a public place is now 50 and attendees at weddings, funerals and indoor religious ceremonies has increased to 150 people.
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A hospitality patron-density limit for relatively small venues has changed to one person for every two square metres – for up to 50 customers. QR record-keeping of patrons will be mandatory.
For larger venues the density limit will remain but the cap will be 150. Total venue capacity is now 300.
Cinemas, galleries and museums will also be able to host up to 150 people indoors.
Mask rules have also changed.
“In short, you’ll still need to wear one when you’re indoors and on public transport – and where you can’t keep your distance,” Mr Andrews said.
“But if you’re outdoors and can keep a safe distance, masks will no longer be mandatory.”
Mr Andrews said he would announce more about a ‘COVIDsafe summer’ in the next few weeks.
People can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au for guideline updates.
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