Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an easing of coronavirus restrictions for the state.

Mr Andrews said that from 11.59pm on Sunday night there would not be any time limit on leaving the home and the 5km limit on travel for Melburnians would lift to 25km.

Outdoor gatherings would be allowed with up to 10 people from two households and skate parks, golf and tennis would be permitted.

Hairdressers would also be allowed to reopen, subject to some restrictions.

Outdoor real estate auctions would be allowed with a maximum of 10 people and commercial real estate inspections can occur.

"I know some people will reasonably ask why it's limited to two households – and not five or ten. But by limited the number of households, we're limited any potential spread of the virus," he said.

All allied health professionals already operating would be able to resume face-to-face care.

Outdoor pools can host 30 swimmers. Indoor pools can open up for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional.

"Not so long ago we had 725 cases and there was simply no way we could have a debate, a perfectly legitimate debate about how to open, went to open, how to do that," Mr Andrews said.

"But Victorians, in every community, from every background, every circumstance, have stayed the course and we just have a little longer to go, just a little longer to go in order to see off the second wave, defeat the second wave, and then to find the normal and to begin the process of rebuilding."

Further easing for Regional Victoria

Regional Victorians would also get some greater freedoms, he said.

Hospitality businesses outside Melbourne would be allowed to host up to 40 customers indoors and up to 70 people outdoors from 11.59pm on Sunday night.

Rebional libraries and toy libraries will be able to reopen for a maximum of 20 people indoors while outdoor religious gatherings would be allowed with a limit of 20 people. Religious gatherings of up to 50 people would be allowed in two weeks.

Two new cases

Victoria recorded two new cases of coronavirus and no news deaths on Sunday.

Melbourne's rolling 14-day average of case numbers has dropped to 7.5, a reduction of 0.6 from Saturday. Regional Victoria's two-week case average remains at 0.5.

The current tally for mystery cases recorded between October 2 and October 5 is 15.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said on Friday that health authorities were running models on whether changes to the 5km rule would be viable.

"We're looking at everything at the moment," he said.

"There's models being run as we speak and they should be off the computer in the next day or so. It does take a little bit of time to do. We're considering all sorts of things in making those decisions."

Health Minister Greg Hunt said that Victoria had met the public health benchmarks needed to open up to the same extent as NSW, and "hospitality, movement and family reunions among others" should be allowed.

Victoria recorded only one case on Saturday and no deaths.

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