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Thurs.30.12.21 Metro Twitter
Aircraft: No ramp access to platforms until late 2021 (pedestrian-underpass works). [no reopening has been announced yet]
Flinders St: still with a lane closed for tunnel works.
Until 1 January, services on all lines run to different timetables on selected days.
During the Night Network services, buses replace trains on all Metro lines except for Pakenham/Cranbourne.
Nothing new.

What are the current coronavirus rules for Victoria? Marta Pascual Juanola December 30, 2021. 28 comments
From mask mandates to vaccine passports, COVID-19 rules often change from one press conference to the next, making it hard to keep track.
Heading out over the New Year period? Here’s the most up-to-date information on where you can go, what you can do – and how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Revellers pack Flinders Street on New Year’s Eve, 2019.CREDIT:CHRIS HOPKINS
Face masks are required for people aged eight and older in all indoor settings except for private homes.
They are also mandatory in the following circumstances:
Events with more than 30,000 attendees except when patrons are seated outdoors;
Travelling on public transport, taxis and rideshare services;
At airports and on board commercial flights;
Visiting a hospital or other care facility;
Awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test other than surveillance testing;
International arrivals and aircrew en route to their quarantine location.
Authorities strongly recommend wearing face coverings if people have any symptoms of COVID-19, are meeting with someone who may be vulnerable to the virus, or can’t physically distance.
Exemptions apply for children in grade 2 and under, those with a physical or mental health condition or a disability that makes masking up unsuitable, people communicating with someone deaf or hard of hearing, and couples getting married among others. No medical certificate is needed.
Fines for flouting the rules vary from a few hundred dollars to more than $1000.
video Victoria to hand out free rapid tests Victoria is preparing to give people three rapid antigen tests for COVID-19.