In Melbourne, face coverings are now only mandatory on public transport and in some shops, as many rules eased in Victoria and NSW in time for Christmas.
Today is being hailed as "freedom day" as a raft of coronavirus rules are eased in Victoria and NSW in time for Christmas.
In Melbourne, face coverings are now only mandatory on public transport and in some shops.
The numbers of people allowed in bars and restaurants, shops and places of worship in both states has lifted.
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A one person per two-square-metre rule will now apply at those venues along with weddings and funerals.
The freedom to party is back with 50 people allowed on a dancefloor.
Victorians are able to stand at any bar for a drink, but stand up drinking is only allowed at outdoor venues in New South Wales.
One hundred people can gather outdoors in both states, 50 are allowed in home in New South Wales and 30 in Victoria.
Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the way the state has handled to crisis "makes you proud to be a Victorian".
Meanwhile, Australians returning from overseas will be subject to new rules in South Australia.
All will be treated as COVID-19 positive until tested.
This means the safety and security of the medi-hotels will be increased.
All infected cases will be transferred to Adelaide's Pullman Hotel until it dedicated facility is set up.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-nsw-restrictions-lift-bars-restaurants-weddings-masks/e370f912-ccf0-4af9-b286-4300da6c886b