VICTORIANS can celebrate a Christmas that could look more 'normal' than what anyone thought it would be three months ago.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced more easing of restrictions on Sunday, which included the increase in the number of household visitors.
From Monday, the number of visitors to your home will increase from two to 15 per day.
The number of visitors to households increases to 30 on December 13 - a measure Mr Andrews said is in time for Christmas catch-ups and religious celebrations.
In a large list of announcements, Mr Andrews also said changes would be made to the rules around masks.
"Masks will be required in all settings inside," he said.
"They will not be required when you are outside.
"However, you need to carry the mask with you because you will need to wear the mask outside if you can't distance."
Bride and grooms can now rejoice as weddings will increase to 150 people. The same number will apply to funerals and religious ceremonies indoors.
A staggered return to work will be implemented for those working from home.
25% of employees, excluding those in the public sector, will be able to return to the office, with density rules applied.
Victorian health minister Martin Foley delivered an update on border closures.
Mr Foley said permits were required to enter Victoria from South Australia as of midnight on Saturday.
"We've also re-established the 70-kilometre bubble for the border communities," he said.
"This re-establishes the same principles and rules that had been worked out by both governments over the previous months.
"You can use your pre-existing permit if you are a South Australian in that bubble arrangement.
"There are exemptions..."
Mr Foley said a very limited number of exemptions that apply including emergency medical care, providing or receiving emergency services or if property cuts across both sides of the border.
"In those limited circumstances you will be exempt from the requirement of the permit," he said.
Mr Foley said those in locations where the South Australian government has 'defined' as high-risk areas, residents would not be granted a permit.
"Under South Australian rules (those residents) are not allowed to be anywhere other than quarantine," he said.
Mr Foley said borders would be monitored at airports and via road links.
"With the assistance of Victoria Police and authorised offices will still be applied," he said.
"It will be based on still having established checkpoints for a period of time and random checks in addition to that.
"We'll continue to monitor the evolving situation in South Australia and continue to work closely with our South Australia colleagues."
More information on restrictions and a breakdown for each industry can be found at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au.
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