There were 423 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday and two additional deaths as vaccinations edged over 43 per cent for those who are fully vaccinated. More than 41,856 vaccinations were administered on Tuesday, with at least 67.7 per cent of Victorians over 16 years having received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The road map to ease restrictions as vaccination numbers rise will be unveiled by Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday.
“It will give people a clear sense of what we’re working towards,” he said.
Once Victoria reaches 70 per cent for those who have reached at least one dose of the vaccine from the current 67.7 per cent, the 5km travel radius may be increased to 10km, exercise limits may increase from two to three hours per day, skate parks may reopen and personal training may be extended to include two people plus a trainer. Construction sites may also increase to a 50 per cent capacity when the majority of workers (90 per cent) receive at least one vaccine dose.
On Tuesday, Melbourne mobile pet groomers were allowed to tend to pets though hairdressers are still shut.