Greek Orthodox church of Thomastown in Victoria listed as Tier 1 exposure site

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The Greek Orthodox Church of Thomastown in Melbourne’s north is among the latest additions to Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites list.

The Transfiguration of Our Lord church had a case visit on October 10 from 8.30am to 1pm. Anyone who was at the church during that time needs to get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days.

Other new tier 1 venues include:

  • Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, Sanctuary Mineral Bathing Area between 1pm and 2.30pm on October 10
  • Bendigo Wholefoods Cafe between 7am and 4.30pm on October 9.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord church in Thomastown has been listed as a tier 1 exposure site.

Victoria’s new roadmap out of lockdown:

This news comes as Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced on Sunday that Melbourne will officially leave lockdown at 11.59pm on Thursday as the state hits its 70 per cent vaccine milestone.

Under the new road map, there will be no travel limit across metropolitan Melbourne and 10 visitors, including dependants, will be allowed to visit a home per day.

In Melbourne, the curfew will go and the 15-kilometre travel radius will be lifted, but travel restrictions between Melbourne and regional Victoria will remain in place.

Victoria’s staggered return to school will commence this Friday, earlier than previously planned. Early childhood education and childcare will be open for children of vaccinated parents.z

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced on Sunday that Melbourne will officially leave lockdown at 11.59pm on Thursday.

In the hospitality realm, venues will be open for indoor food and drink service but only for a maximum of 20 fully vaccinated customers.

Outdoor community sport will be allowed again for training only (no competition) for the minimum number required.

Outdoor swimming pools will be open for up to 50 fully vaccinated people and zoos will open at 25 per cent capacity for fully vaccinated visitors.

Weddings will be allowed for up to 20 fully vaccinated people or 10 unvaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated people or 20 unvaccinated people outdoors subject to density limits.

Restrictions are easing in Victoria. Photo: ABC News / Danielle Bonica.

General retail will be open for outdoor service only plus click and collect, while hairdressing will be open for up to five fully vaccinated people.

Premier Andrews said on Sunday he’s proud of the community for taking actions which made the reopening possible.

“I could not be more proud of our community for coming forward and making these decisions to protect themselves, to protect the people they love, and to protect all of us against this global pandemic,” he said.

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