Melbourne lockdown restrictions are set to ease at 11:59pm on Tuesday September 28 as the state hits its 80% first dose vaccine threshold.
Victoria will officially pass its first vaccine threshold on the state government’s vaccine roadmap tomorrow with 80% of Victorians having received their first vaccine dose.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that at 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 September there will be a modest easing to restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, in line with the Roadmap.
What you need to know
- Melbourne lockdown restrictions are easing tomorrow
- Gathering size outdoors can increase to up to five fully vaccinated adults
- The 10 kilometre radius will also expand to 15 kilometres
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Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas in lockdown will be able to undertake ‘contactless’ recreation at outdoor facilities, such as boating, tennis or golf.
The gathering size outdoors can increase to up to five adults, from two households, if all adults are fully vaccinated. The 10 kilometre radius will also expand to 15 kilometres – so exercise and shopping can take place up to 15 kilometres from your home.
Personal training will be able to take place with five fully vaccinated people outside plus a fully vaccinated trainer. The additional restrictions on playgrounds will be lifted – normal public gathering limits apply, and masks can be removed to eat and drink at the playground.
The next milestones in the Roadmap will be when school begins to return to onsite learning on 5 October and when Victoria hits that 70 per cent double dose vaccination target – in late October.
Victorian pharmacists are now also offering the Moderna vaccine to under-60s. Victorians can book a vaccine appointment through their GP or pharmacist or by visiting www.health.gov.au.