Victoria is currently well ahead of its 30-50 case range target.
Good news Victorians, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed today that he and the health department are looking to “go a bit further” than the original easing of restrictions they had planned to announce this Sunday.
As cases continue to drop in VIC, Andrews promised a “significant announcement” was coming on Sunday. When asked this morning whether he was considering going further with the initial planned lifting of restrictions, the premier replied “Yes, I am.”
“But I’m not in a position to give you the full list of what we’re looking at,” he added.
“We’re looking at what the risk is. We don’t want to do something that might seem quite small but could present a significant challenge to us in a couple of weeks’ time.”
Victoria recorded just 15 new cases today, taking the 14-day average in metropolitan Melbourne to 29.4, putting it well on track for the 30-50 case range needed to move to the second step of the roadmap to recovery on September 28.
“The band we’re chasing is 30 to 50 and right now we are in that... We are, in fact, better than that, just under 30,” said the premier.
The next steps, expected to be implemented on September 28, will allow outdoor gatherings to increase to up to five people from a maximum of two households for a maximum of two hours, with the meeting place needing to fall within 5km of their homes.
Outdoor personal training for up to two people is expected to resume, along with the opening of outdoor pool facilities.
Childcare is set to reopen, along with a staggered return to school for students.
We’re getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel friends. Hang in there, you’re doing great.
If your head is a little scrambled, make sure you pop over to WHO.int to get all of your official COVID-19 updates.
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