The past year has seen Victoria struggling with bushfires and COVID-19, but there is good news on the horizon for the Australian state. With coronavirus cases staying low, the area is beginning to function in a more familiar way, as restrictions are lifted and tourism is preparing to once again start up.
The state has seen a return to face-to-face learning in schools, while outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and communal gyms have reopened. From 31 May, home gatherings of 20 people will be allowed, while outdoor gatherings will also be limited to the same number. This will also see overnight stays becoming available at both private residencies and hotels, with a view of getting the tourism industry started again. The premier said that campgrounds and caravan parks without communal facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms will also be able to reopen.