Patrons will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking
Patrons at hospitality venues in regional Victoria will need to remain masked up when not eating or drinking for the time being.
The Victorian government announced on Wednesday that masks would no longer be mandatory inside for businesses who do not have face to face work with people from the wider community, as well as schools from midnight.
But the decision to leave mask rules in place in most indoor settings despite the state recording an eighth day without a local case have been met with disappointment by hospitality operators.
Echuca Workers general manager Erin Langman said it was a disappointing decision.
"I'm disappointed," she said.
"I don't understand the reasoning behind it with some areas being changed and some not.
"We are definitely disappointed in the outcome, and I think our customers will be too."