Attendance at the Australian Open tennis tournament, which gets underway in Melbourne next week, has been capped at 50% as part of new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the state government in Victoria.

Ticket sales will be capped at 50% of attendance, where a session has not already sold to that level. All tickets purchased to date will remain valid and no tickets will be cancelled or changed.

Face masks will be required for all fans attending the event, except when eating or drinking. The Australian Open, which runs from January 17-30, will align with Victoria’s statewide COVIDSafe settings, which include a density limit of one person per two square metres for all indoor hospitality.

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