COVID Australia: Premier Dan Andrews reveals Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown

COVID Australia: Premier Dan Andrews reveals Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown
COVID Australia: Premier Dan Andrews reveals Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown

Premier Daniel Andrews has finally unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown as the state recorded 507 new cases of Covid-19 and one death.  

Lockdown in Victoria is set to end on October 26, to coincide with when the state hits 70 per cent vaccination rates. 

By Christmas Day, up to 30 visitors will be allowed inside homes as long as the state can hit a benchmark of 80 per cent double vaccination. 

Victorians can enjoy contactless recreation like golf, tennis and lawn bowls when the state hits 80 per cent double-dose. 

Healthcare workers will be required to have had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by October 15, with other industry's to receive dates for a mandated jab. 

The Victorian government is also working towards making it mandatory to be vaccinated to enter some venues.  

Victoria recorded 507 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday as Premier Dan Andrews is set to unveil his roadmap out of lockdown (pictured, people waiting in line at a vaccination clinic in Melbourne on Friday)

Victoria recorded 507 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday as Premier Dan Andrews is set to unveil his roadmap out of lockdown (pictured, people waiting in line at a vaccination clinic in Melbourne on Friday)

Despite case numbers climbing, up to 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday demanding an end to lockdown (pictured)

Despite case numbers climbing, up to 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday demanding an end to lockdown (pictured)

Mr Andrews has finally revealed what life will look like for the rest of the year once 70 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. 

The travel limit for Melbourne residents will 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 with face-to-face learning to resume from the first week of 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 12pm 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.

Dan Andrews is expected to announce what life will look like for locked-down Victorians for the rest of the year on Sunday, one 70 per cent of the population is double vaccinated (pictured, police presence at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on Saturday)

Dan Andrews is expected to announce what life will look like for locked-down Victorians for the rest of the year on Sunday, one 70 per cent of the population is double vaccinated (pictured, police presence at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on Saturday)

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 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 towards the end of the month. 

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 fully vaccinated spectators. 

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

Victoria recorded 507 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday as the state's Delta outbreak continues to spiral out of control.  

There are currently 204 Victorians hospitalised with Covid-19 with 55 in ICU, 38 of those requiring a ventilator.

The state administered 43,441 vaccine doses on

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