Victorian gyms owners have welcomed news fitness facilities can reopen to 20 people from Wednesday, saying the closure has taken a toll on the mental health or managers and patrons.
Co-owner of Wodonga's Crossfit TMA Zak Rogers said the Premier's announcement was the result of gym owners across the state banding together so their collective voice couldn't be ignored by the government.
"We believe classes are a strong source of mental health support for all our members, a lot of people have been hurting to get them back inside doing what they love will be a phenomenal change," he said.
"It's been a huge blow mentally and financially, as small business owners so to see some light at the end of the tunnel is a massive thing."
Premier Daniel Andrews said indoor gyms can reopen to 20 patrons, ten per space, with density restrictions of one person per eight square metres.
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Restrictions on religious gatherings will ease from 11.59pm on Tuesday to allow congregations of 20 people indoors.
On Sunday, Mr Andrews said from Wednesday 50 people plus a service leader could attend outdoor funerals and faith gatherings.
While 20 people and a faith leader could gather indoors.
Indoor pools will open to 20 people and non-contact indoor under 18s community sport could recommence.