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Melburnians will be allowed to travel 25km from home and there will be no limits on time spent outdoors as a part of eased COVID-19 restrictions due to start Monday. 

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced the relaxed lockdown rules on Sunday, after authorities confirmed the state had two new cases of coronavirus and no further deaths.

Under the new rules, groups of up to 10 people from two households can gather outdoors and tennis courts, skate parks and golf courses will reopen. 

Hairdressers will also reopen and outdoor pools will be able to host 30 swimmers, while real estate auctions will go ahead outdoors with up to 10 bidders. 

But Melbourne businesses must wait longer for eased restrictions, with Mr Andrews confirming that retail, hospitality and 'personal care' services will stay shut until November 1. 

'There is some optimism, confidence even, but if things continue this week as they have the last five days, we may be able to bring that forward,' he said of the wait for business operators. 

Despite recording just five coronavirus cases in the last three days - compared to 17 cases in NSW - Melburnians are still banned from inviting friends over to their house. 

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced a number of social restrictions will be eased from midnight with businesses told they will have to wait another couple of weeks before reopening

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced a number of social restrictions will be eased from midnight with businesses told they will have to wait another couple of weeks before reopening

The 5 kilometre travel restriction will be extended to 25 kilometres from 11.59pm on Sunday

The 5 kilometre travel restriction will be extended to 25 kilometres from 11.59pm on Sunday

Melbourne's lockdown changes explained 

From 11.59pm Sunday October 18th in Melbourne:

* Two-hour outdoor time limit scrapped

* 5km travel restriction extended to 25km

* Outdoor gatherings up from five to 10

* Face-to-face allied health appointments to resume

* Tennis courts, golf courses and skate parks will reopen

* Outdoor swimming pools open to a maximum of 30 swimmers

* Hairdressers can reopen

* Outdoor real estate auctions permitted with up to 10 people, plus staff

From 11.59pm on November 1 in Melbourne: 

* Up to two people, plus dependents, allowed to visit a home per day

* All retail shops can open

* Hospitality: maximum of 20 indoor seated customers (subject to one per four sqm), maximum of 50 outdoor patrons (subject to one per two sqm)

* and personal care services open

* groups of up to 10 permitted

* Up to 20 mourners allowed at funerals

* Outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies capped at 20 people

Major restrictions remain:

* Approved face masks must be worn at all times outside home

* Work from home if possible

* All businesses must have a COVID-safe plan

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Under Andrews' relaxed lockdown, outdoor maintenance and repair workers, mobile pet groomers and photographers will also be allowed to return to work.

Mr Andrews said more significant changes would come into place from 11.59pm on November 1, including allowing up to two adults and their children to visit a home each day. 

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All retail shops will also be given the clear to open up, including and personal care services, with groups of up to

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