Premier Daniel Andrews outlines what needs to be done for Victoria to come out of lockdown


Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

PREMIER Daniel Andrews has outlined what it will take for Victoria to come out of lockdown with the announcement of the long awaited roadmap on Sunday.

Melbourne's controversial curfew will be scrapped, with people able to travel up to 25 kilometres and have a beer outside the pub once 70 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

But the most substantial changes to the state's restrictions won't be made until 80 per cent of people are immunised, which is forecast to occur about November 5.

According to the roadmap, when 80 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 have received a single vaccine dose, outdoor tennis and golf can return.

Once 70 per cent of Victorians are double vaccinated, which is forecast for October 26, metropolitan Melbourne's 9pm-5am curfew will be lifted and the 10km travel limit will be increased to 25km.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to open outdoors, with a limit of 50 fully vaccinated people.

Hairdressing can return for the fully vaccinated with a maximum of five people in a salon at a time.

Outdoor gatherings can increase to a maximum of 10 fully vaccinated people or five unvaccinated, while outdoor pools, community facilities and sport can return with a cap of 50 vaccinated people.

Outdoor religious gatherings can also take place for up to 50 vaccinated people and 20 unvaccinated, though for weddings only 10 unvaccinated people can attend.

Year 12 students can go back to face-to-face learning for the start of term four on October 6, with a staggered return of other years starting with Prep to Year 2s on October 18.

The remaining year levels will be able to return on October 26 but only Year 7 and Year 11s will be able to attend five days per week.

Once 80 per cent of eligible Victorians are vaccinated, retail, hairdressing and beauty services, and childcare can reopen for the fully-vaccinated, with strict density limits, and hospitality can return indoors.

People will be able to have private gatherings of up to 10 vaccinated people, while at Christmas it is expected that will increase to 30.

-With AAP


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