Victorians are just hours away from the next step towards a COVID normal after Prime Minister Daniel Andrews affirmed a number of new freedoms for residents

Andrews announced this at a long-awaited press conference on Sunday after the state turned 23 Had celebrated days in a row with no new infections or deaths

– Victorians can host up to 15 visitors per day in their home – from two

– The capacity in cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars will be increased to 300 depending on the density. The keeping of QR code records is also mandatory

– Weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies will be increased to 150, but those held in a private residence will be limited to 15

– Higher education will also be returning for summer on-campus study courses, subject to a COVID-safe plan

– The capacity of the gym is increased to a maximum of 150 people in groups of 20 people and one person per four square meters

– Community clubs, contact and non-contact sports can begin for both adults and children – 150 people indoors with a group size of up to 20 and 500 people outdoors with groups of up to 50 people

– Accommodation providers also follow the same rules as apartments, allowing residents to travel with up to 15 other people, including loved ones

– Smaller restaurants follow a density limit of one person per two square meters – with a maximum of 50 customers

– While the cap is increased to 150 for larger venues, with one person per four square feet

From the 13th December Victorians are allowed to welcome 30 people, including loved ones, into their homes in a single day

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