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Step one: Came into effect on September 14 

Step two: Came into effect on September 28 

Step three: When there is a daily statewide average of five new cases over the past 14 days. The original aim was for October 26 but that has been brought forward to October 19 after the 14-day average of new cases fell below initial expectations

Step four: The move to step four will come when there have been no new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. The aim is for this to come into place on November 23 

COVID Normal: After 28 days of no new COVID-19 cases, things will return to normal. 

FREEDOMS YOU GET AT EACH STEP OF EASING 

Step one - came into effect September 14 

- Curfew has been eased to 9pm-5am

- People can still only leave home for the four reasons (shopping, exercise, work and care or medical attention)

- Public gatherings increased to two people, or a household, for a maximum of two hours

- Singles can have one nominated person to their home as part of the 'singles social bubble' 

- Childcare and early educators to remain closed

- Schools will continue to learn remotely unless they have exemptions

- Adult education to continue to be done remotely, unless they have exemption

- Only go to work if you are in a permitted industry 

- Cafes and restaurants will continue with take away only

- Retail businesses will remain open for essential shopping, with others only operating with click and collect

- Only one person per household can do the essential shopping 

Step two - came into effect September 28

- Melbourne's curfew lifted

- Public gatherings increase

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