Melbourne’s sixth lockdown is finally ending at 11.59pm on October 21, when 70 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.
Hospitality venues – including restaurants, pubs and cafes – will open up to 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors, and an additional 20 fully vaccinated diners indoors. When we hit the next step, when 80 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, up to 150 fully vaccinated people will be able to dine indoors at restaurants and pubs (seated only) up to 500 will be allowed outside.
Your favourite venues have spent months either closed or serving stripped-back takeaway-only menus. Some of them have shut for good. But many of them are coming right back and can’t wait to see you. If you’re comfortable doing so, it’s time to get ready to get back out there to support them.
Check this live list to see which restaurants are coming back when, and what special things they have planned to mark the occasion.
Is your venue taking bookings again? Let us know.