A relaxation of the mask rules and increased upper limits for social gatherings are expected to be announced for Victoria on Sunday.
Brett Sutton, chief health officer, has indicated that advice about masks that currently must be worn indoors will change.
« We will move into a phase in which masks are used even less in public, » he told the state parliament’s committee on public accounts and estimates on Friday.
Prof. Sutton said the state is ready to move to « COVID normal, » which means a final easing of restrictions on community sports, restaurants, gatherings and visitors to the home.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the changes in a press conference after meeting with health officials over the weekend.
It is unclear what the various attendance restrictions will be, if any, as the Department of Health and Human Services’ original roadmap included « restrictions in line with public health recommendations. ». .
Hospitality and entertainment venues, like the real estate industry, should continue to keep records of customers.
The gradual return to work on site will continue with all workplaces required to use a COVID safe plan.
Victoria has been free of locally transmitted coronavirus cases for more than a month and has officially eradicated the virus with no active cases.
The impressive zero-case run, however, has been achieved while international flights have been diverted into the state since June when health violations in hotel quarantine led to a second wave of COVID-19.
The outbreaks resulted in more than 18. 000 infections and 800 deaths, plus a second month-long lockdown.
Now the state health apparatus and a revamped hotel quarantine program will be put to the test starting Monday when international arrivals resume.
Five international flights from Colombo, Doha, Hong Kong and Singapore are scheduled to arrive at Melbourne Airport on Monday.
Fees are $ 3,000 per adult, $ 1,000 for each additional adult in a room, and $ 500 for children ages 3-18. There is no charge for children under three years of age.
Meanwhile, an entire Virgin Airways flight from Sydney to Melbourne was advised to isolate at home on Saturday after two travelers traveling from overseas failed to quarantine in Sydney.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced late Saturday night that everyone traveling on Virgin Airways flight VA 838 would arrive in Melbourne at 1:00 a.m.. 25 o’clock AEDT should « quarantine immediately at home and contact DHHS ». .
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