Covid: restrictions eased, help for businesses & students
Covid restrictions have eased slightly as regions including Gippsland move to the Second Step on the state government's roadmap to recovery.
It includes the beginning of social bubbles allowing those living alone or single parents to have one other person in their home.
Up to five people are able to gather together in outdoor public places from a maximum of two households. Playgrounds can now open and religious services can be conducted outside with a maximum of five people, plus a faith leader.
Announcements about regional areas taking further steps on the Premier's roadmap are expected this week.
Such moves are based on case data and Gippsland Nationals MPs are calling on the state government to ensure accurate reporting of positive Covid-19 cases.