Covid Australia: One Victorian dies as the state records 507 new cases

Covid Australia: One Victorian dies as the state records 507 new cases
Covid Australia: One Victorian dies as the state records 507 new cases

Victoria has recorded 507 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday as Premier Dan Andrews is set to unveil his roadmap out of lockdown. 

The state administered 43,441 vaccine doses and 58,619 Covid tests in the 24 hours to midnight on Saturday. 

The new cases bring the total number of active infections in Victoria to 5262 as the state's Delta outbreak spirals out of control.

The travel limit for Melbourne residents is expected to be extended to 25km, and the 9pm curfew scrapped once the state is 70 per cent fully vaccinated. 

The highly-anticipated plan will allow outdoor dining and face-to-face learning from as early as October. 

While some hospitality venues may finally be able to reopen, they will have strict density limits and could only be permitted to seat customers outdoors. 

Health officials spent Saturday night with senior ministers finalising the roadmap, the Sunday Herald Sun reported.

The changes will be officially announced by the Mr Andrews at midday on Sunday and the roadmap will also detail a second stage with changes to travel, sport and new rules for pubs and restaurants once Victoria hits 80 per cent fully jabbed.

But the premier is also poised to outline a new third stage of opening up, meaning many restrictions will stay in place until Christmas or New Year when 90 per cent have had both shots.

Victorians can expect to dine outdoors at pubs and restaurants next month while students can return to school as Premier Daniel Andrews unveils his road map out of lockdown (pictured in Melbourne)

Victorians can expect to dine outdoors at pubs and restaurants next month while students can return to school as Premier Daniel Andrews unveils his road map out of lockdown (pictured in Melbourne)

The changes will be officially announced by the Victorian premier on Sunday with more restrictions to be lifted once 80 per cent of the population have been vaccinated

The changes will be officially announced by the Victorian premier on Sunday with more restrictions to be lifted once 80 per cent of the population have been vaccinated

The roadmap will allow Year 12 students to return to school during the first week in October in preparation for their final exams. 

Kindergarten to Year 2 students will then follow with all remaining year groups to return after that. 

Once the 80 per cent target is reached, the state will open up even more, with community sport, indoor dining and regional travel all on the cards. 

But the delayed easing of many restrictions until a third stage could result in some major summer events only being open to the double jabbed.

The Boxing Day Test against England, if allowed to go ahead, will almost certainly be restricted to full vaccinated spectators. 

Art galleries, museums and government events would also require attendees to be fully innoculated. 

One minister told the Sunday Herald Sun the government had 'no choice' but to take a cautious approach since case numbers were so high.

'You have got to manage your numbers in hospital and ICU,' the minister said.

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