WIMMERA residents will be able to have overnight stays from Sunday next week as more COVID-19 restrictions ease across the state.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced the series of changes on Sunday.
From Tuesday, outdoor playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor communal gym equipment will reopen.
The next lot of changes will come into affect from 11.59pm on May 31.
People will be able to have 20 people in their homes. Outdoor gatherings can also increase to 20 people.
Overnight stays can resume at private residences and at accommodation. This will also apply to campgrounds and caravan parks, but not with communal facilities like kitchens or bathrooms.
Up to 20 will be allowed at other religious ceremonies, in addition to those required to perform the service.
Libraries, youth centres and other community facilities such as men's sheds and arts and craft classes will be able to reopen and resume. However, no more than 20 people will be allowed in a single area, plus those needed to operate the space.
Entertainment and cultural venues like galleries, museums, drive-in cinemas and historic sites will be able to able to reopen, as will zoos and outdoor amusement parks.
Physical distancing and a limit of up to 20 patrons in a space will apply. Indoor venues will be required to keep customer contact details.
Swimming pools will also open with limits of 20 people and additional safety requirements in place.
Community sporting activities will be permitted with up to 20 people in undivided spaces, provided the sport is outdoors, non-competition, non-contact, and people are able to play 1.5 metres apart.
Restrictions on professional sport will remain unchanged.
Beauty and personal care services like nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours can open with up to 20 customers in a space and with contact details required to be kept.
Auctions and open for inspections will also be subject to the 20-person limit, plus those required to run the activity. Agents will also required to keep the contact details of everyone who attends.
Non-food and drink market stalls will also be able to reopen.
Mr Andrews said if community transmission rates continued to remain low and testing rates continued to remain high, the government would look to further relax restrictions from June 22.
He said from that date, indoor fitness and recreation facilities would open with up to 20 people in a space and up to 10 people in a group or activity at any one time.
Up to 50 people would be permitted in restaurants, cafes, galleries and museums, plus cinemas and theatres.
The ski season will open slightly later this year on June 22.
Mr Andrews urged people to be cautious and use common sense.
"By making these small sacrifices, we're each contributing to something much greater than ourselves," he said.
"Working from home means we can go away for the weekend. Staggering start times means our kids can start learning face-to-face. Keeping our distance means we can open cafes and restaurants. And by only seeing those you need to, if you need to, we can help keep our friends and families safe.
"Because we all have a part to play. And it's up to all of us to make this work."
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