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What are the new coronavirus restrictions for Victorians?

Workplaces

The work from home requirement will be lifted but masks must be worn indoors. Offices can lift to 75 per cent capacity or 30 people in a workplace, whichever is greater.

Hospitality

Food and drink facilities will be open for seated service only.

Maximum patron cap of 300 per venue. No group limits. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.

Smaller venues can have up to 25 patrons before the density quotient applies. Venues with less than 600 sq m can operate with lesser of density quotient of 1 person per 2 sq m or a venue cap of 150 patrons provided they have a COVID-19 check-in marshal.

Entertainment

Indoor entertainment venues in Victoria will be able to operate at 75 per cent capacity, or host up to 300 people per indoor space as of 11.59pm on Thursday.

Outdoor venues with fixed seating will also be able to operate at 75 per cent capacity and host up to 1000 people per space.

Indoor non-seated entertainment venues in Melbourne can host up to 300 people in a space, as long as they stick by the one-person-per-four-square-metres rule.

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Outdoor venues without seating also have to follow that rule, but they can have a maximum of 1000 people.

The Frozen musical will reopen on Friday, June 25 and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday, June 26, both at 50 per cent capacity.

The producers of each stage show are working to 100 per cent capacity from July 1 under rules that could permit events operating within a special public events framework to open up more quickly than other shows. You can read a full rundown of what capacity various shows and venues are running at in our live coronavirus blog.

Arcades, escape rooms and bingo centres can open up to 300 people in Melbourne, while there’s no capacity limits for those in regional Victoria if density quotas are met.

Casinos can host up to 300 people in metropolitan Melbourne, but there are no limits in the regions.

Drive-in cinemas can open with a maximum patron cap of 1000 people per venue and a density quotient of one person per four sq m.

Amusement parks can open with density quotient of one person per four sq m applies to a maximum of 300 per space indoors and 1000 per space outdoors. There will also be limits on seated spaces. There is no group limit.

Education

The study from home requirement on higher education and training is removed.

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Accommodation

Bookings permitted for single households plus 15 visitors.

The cap includes dependants but not infants under 12 months.

Real estate

Auctions and inspections permitted subject to a density quotient of one person per four sq m with no patron cap and no requirement for a private appointment.

Sport

Public events and outdoor stadiums can operate with a 50 per cent cap on attendance up to 25,000 people. That cap will apply at events at the MCG, Marvel Stadium and AAMI Park.

Mr Merlino said that, subject to satisfactory health advice, that limit would be lifted to 85 per cent capacity on July 1.

Physical recreation and sport facilities can open with a density quotient of one person per four square metres up to a 300-person-indoor-space limit and 1000-person-outdoor-space limit. The same limits apply to community sport which is allowed to open for all ages, training and competition.

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Hospital and care facility visitors

Two visitors at a time, up to five per day, except for end-of-life situations (two visitors at a time with no daily limit).

Do not have to be from the same household and no time limit. Prospective residents at care facilities are permitted to visit.

Community facilities

Open with a density quotient of one person per four sq m and a maximum venue cap of 300 people. No group limits

Venues less than 600 sq m can operate with a density quotient of one person per two sq m or a venue cap of 150 patrons, whichever is less, provided they have a COVID-19 check-in marshal at the entrance.

Rachel and Ben Sawyer brought their wedding forward in May to beat the lockdown. Credit:Jason South

Weddings, funerals and religious gatherings

Funerals – indoor and outdoor – will be permitted with up to 300 people plus those necessary to conduct the funeral subject to venue density limits. Children under 12 months old do not count towards the cap.

Weddings – indoor and outdoor – will be permitted with up to 300 people subject to venue density limits. Dance floors are not permitted.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies are permitted with up to 300 people per venue with no group limits in metropolitan Melbourne and with no cap in the regional Victoria, a one-person-per-four-sq-m-density limit applies in both areas.

Masks are still required on public transport and in ride-share vehicles.Credit:Getty

Tourism and transport

Tour group sizes in public places will be determined by public gathering limits (50 persons). Venue limits, including density quotients, apply when tours enter or pass through venues.

Tour transport is limited to 50 people per vehicle and face masks are required.

Hairdressing, beauty, personal care

A density quotient of one person per four sq m applies and customers can remove mask for services. Venues in regional areas can operate with a one person per two sq m density limit if a check-in marshal is employed.

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