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Crowds to return to Flemington for Derby Day


Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton have given the green light for a crowd at Derby Day, with more than 5000 patrons set to descend on Flemington on October 30.

Melbourne’s lockdown was lifted on Friday and Derby Day is set to be the first public event held under new guidelines.

The state is expected to hit 80% double vaccinated around the same time, however crowds on the day will not be dependent on whether Victoria has reached that mark.

A crowd of up to 5,500 will be allowed under trial conditions, including separate zones and allocated seating.

Punters attending will need to be fully vaccinated.

Flemington has already been granted permission to host a crowd of 10,000 for Melbourne Cup day on November 2, with Oaks Day and Stakes Day also allowed to operate with the same conditions providing the 80% double-jab target has been reached.

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