Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said from 11.59pm tomorrow Melbourne will move from “stay home” to “stay safe”, with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home. Photo / Getty Images
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced “now is the time to open up”, with lockdown finally coming to an end in Melbourne at midnight tomorrow.
In a statement, Andrews confirmed the long-awaited news, with Melbourne set to move onto its Third Step.
“Under the Third Step, and from 11.59pm tomorrow, Melbourne will move from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay safe’, with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home,” the Premier said.
The 25km limit will, however, remain in place – as will the border between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
Fundamentally, this belongs to every single Victorian, every single Victorian who has followed the rules, stayed the course, worked with me and my team, to bring this second wave to an end,” Andrews told reporters.
From tomorrow, cafes and restaurants will reopen, as will all retail, beauty and personal services.
Andrews also announced from November 8 further changes will come – including the 25km travel limit being lifted and the border between regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
On Monday, Victoria recorded no new Covid-19 cases or deaths for the first time since June.
What will change from 11:59pm tomorrow night in Melbourne
• All retail will open