Coronavirus restrictions in both NSW and Victoria eased today allowing residents more freedom ahead of the holiday period.
Limits on the number of people allowed in cafes and restaurants have been eliminated in both states with hospitality venues allowed as many people as can fit within the premises while adhering to the two square metres rule.
Venues on both sides of the border can have up to 25 people before the two square metres rule applies.
Victorians can now host 30 visitors per day in their home including their front and backyards, while 100 people can meet outdoors in a public place.
The state now allows 3000 to attend community sport and other organised outdoor events.
Caps on the number of people allowed to attend weddings, religious gatherings and funerals in both states have been removed, though a density limit of two square metres applies to venues.
If weddings are held at home in Victoria, only 30 people may attend in line with the visitation limitations.
Dance floors in both states can reopen to 50 people, however in Victoria a four square metres rule must be applied.
In Victoria, mandatory face mask rules have been lessened though the government still recommends wearing them anywhere 1.5 metres distancing isn't possible.
Residents must still carry a face mask but its use is now only mandatory on public transport, in taxis or ride share vehicles, and inside large retail venues.
In Victoria and NSW there are no longer any limits on the number of people allowed in restaurants, cafes or bars, as long as the two square metres rule applies and customers can stay 1.5 metres from others.
Venues can have up to 25 people before the two square metres rule need to be applied.
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