This morning, Acting Premier James Merlino announced that there will be some easing of restrictions that will come into play at 6pm on Friday 26 March.
For the music sector this means:
While there are some things to celebrate here, like the alleviation of dancefloor-specific quotients, we realise there are significant issues still to be addressed. For most non-seated venues the increase to 75% capacity is meaningless so long as the 1 per 2sqm density quotient remains in place. Music Victoria will be meeting with representatives from DHHS and State Government this week to discuss these issues and the ongoing struggles faced by the music sector.
For the full story on the statewide changes to restrictions, click here.