Victorian Government’s Roadmap to deliver the National Plan

19 September 2021

Roadmap

Premier Daniel Andrews has released the State Government’s Roadmap which details plans for the state’s recovery from COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns for the next three months and beyond.

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The Premier emphasised that this is the Roadmap for Victoria to deliver on the National Plan and the government will continue to monitor and learn from New South Wales lead as they reach vaccine targets ahead of Victoria.

Health Minister Martin Foley described the roadmap as “a document that will drive hope, recovery and manage our way through what is still going to be challenging period ahead.”

To date, there are currently 204 Victorians in hospital, with 55 in ICU and 38 of those on a ventilator. Of those numbers, only one per cent are fully vaccinated.

Today’s announcements also included the news that Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire will go into a seven-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight, with restrictions the same as those in the City of Ballarat and metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew.

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Paul Guerra expressed his disappointment in the roadmap.

“Victorian businesses wanted a pathway to prosperity, but instead we got a roadmap with roadblocks.

“Victorians deserve answers as to why Victoria’s health advice and roadmap is so different to NSW. It is extremely tough to look over the border and see our NSW neighbours get back to relatively normal life while we continue to be locked down in a holding pattern.

“The State Government must urgently commit to additional financial support for the many businesses that remain in limbo and do more to incentivise vaccination, such as public health orders to mandate vaccination for workers in all consumer-facing sectors. We need a pathway to prosperity.”

The Victorian Chamber’s own plan that was released ten days ago advocated for a balanced and practical roadmap and was reflective of the National Cabinet Plan and Doherty Institute Modelling. Details can be found here.

 National Plan: Phase A - Metro

80 per cent first dose (indicative date: 26 September 2021)

  • Victorians can get outside to catch up with friends and do some of the outdoor activities we’ve gone without.
  • Outdoor recreation activities such as basketball, gold, tennis, cricket etc. will be allowed with the same limit as picnics. Accessing the facilities must be contactless
  • Personal training can resume for up to five fully vaccinated people outside

School reopens (indicative date: 5 October 2021)

  • Students can return to sit the GAT if required on October 5th
  • From 6 October, on-site learning for VCE Units ¾ and final year VCAL and IB students
  • From 18 October, prep students return three days a week years 1 and 2 students return two days a week

National Plan: Phase B – Metro (indicative date: 26 October 2021)

  • At 70 per cent fully vaccinated, lockdown will end in Melbourne.
  • Reasons to leave home and curfew no longer in place
  • Travel limit increased to 25kms
  • All school students return on-site at least part-time: Year 3 and 4 Tuesday and Wednesday; Year 5 and 6 Thursday and Friday; Year 7 five days; Year 8 and 9 Tuesday and Wednesday; Year 10 Thursday and Friday; Year 11 five days
  • 10 fully vaccinated people can gather outdoors; five unvaccinated
  • Community sport training returns for minimum required to hold training (not competition), changing rooms closed
  • Pubs, clubs, and entertainment venues can open to 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors
  • Weddings and funerals open for 50 fully vaccinated outdoors; unvaccinated - 10
  • Hairdressing and personal care services open for up to five fully vaccinated people
  • Outdoor swimming pools open for up to 50 fully vaccinated
  • Outdoor creative studios open for up to 50 fully vaccinated
  • Zoos open to 25 per cent capacity for fully vaccinated’
  • Outdoor amusement parks open for up to 50 fully vaccinated
  • Real estate opens to outdoor auctions for up to 50 fully vaccinated
  • Outdoor tours open for up to 50 fully vaccinated
  • Easing of restrictions for care facility visitors

National Plan: Phase A – Regional

80 per cent first dose (indicative date: 26 September 2021)

  • Regional Victoria is out of lockdown and at 80 per cent first dose some further easing can go ahead.
  • Masks can be removed for your entire booking at the hairdressers and other beauty services
  • Final year VCAL students can return to on-site learning

School reopens (indicative date: 5 October 2021)

  • Schools continue to be open in Regional Victoria for on-site learning for VCE Units ¾, final year VCAL and IB students, Prep and Year 1 and 2 students.
  • Further advice on the return to onsite learning for remaining year levels will be provided by 30 September.

National Plan: Phase B – Regional (indicative date: 26 October 2021)

  • More social and recreation activities open for fully vaccinated Victorians
  • Community sport returns indoors for minimum number required
  • Pubs, clubs, and entertainment venues are open indoors to 30 fully vaccinated people
  • All school students return onsite at least part time
  • Funerals and weddings are allowed for 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 fully vaccinated outdoors

National Plan: Phase C – Metro and Regional

80 per cent double vaccinated 16+ years (indicative date: 5 November 2021)

At 80 per cent fully vaccinated, regional Victoria and Metro Melbourne come together under the same rules

  • Up to 10 people (including dependents) are permitted at your home
  • Up to 150 fully vaccinated people can dine indoors, and up to 30 can gather in public outside
  • Indoor community sport open for minimum number required
  • Masks are only required inside
  • Pubs, restaurants, and cafes can open for seated service only, up to 150 fully vaccinated people inside and 500 outdoors
  • Work from home if you can but you can go to work if fully vaccinated
  • Hairdressing, beauty, and personal care open for fully vaccinated people
  • All retail open with density limits of four sqm per person
  • Early childhood education and care is open
  • All students return to school with additional safety measures in place
  • On-site adult education returns for fully vaccinated Victorians
  • Weddings funeral and religious services return for 150 fully vaccinated people indoors, and 500 outdoors
  • Hairdressing, beauty, and personal care up to 150 fully vaccinated indoors
  • Food courts takeaway only
  • Intrastate travel allowed
  • Interstate borders may exempt vaccinated residents from domestic restrictions, subject to National Cabinet
  • Swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms and springs – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Community facilities – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Creative studios – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Arcades, escape rooms, bingo – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Amusement parks – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Casino – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors
  • Retail betting and electronic gaming – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Adult services – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors
  • Karaoke and nightclubs – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Accommodation – open in line with private gathering limits
  • Real estate - – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors
  • Tours and tours transport – open to fully vaccinated: 150 indoors, 500 outdoors

National Plan: Phase D – Metro and Regional

80% double vaccinated 12+ years (indicative date: 19 November 2021)

  • Once 80 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated, restrictions will align with the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response, agreed to by National Cabinet.
  • By 25 December, 30 visitors to the home.

Settings and dates are indicative and subject to change pending COVID-19 thresholds, hospital caseloads and health advice.

 

 

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