Snapshot of Victoria's COVID-19 roadmap

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SNAPSHOT OF VICTORIA'S CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK:

CHANGE TO RESTRICTIONS

* Stay-at-home lockdown rules remain until 70 per cent of Victorians have had one vaccine dose, estimated to be September 23

* Playgrounds will be reopened from 11:59pm September 2

- Only open to children under 12 with one parent or carer

- QR codes for playground check ins

- Adults must not remove masks to eat or drink

* In-home childcare, like babysitters, expanded to school-aged children if both parents are authorised workers

* Rules to ease once 70 per cent vaccine dose threshold reached:

- 5km travel limit will expand to 10km

- People can exercise for another hour, up to three hours a day

- Outdoor personal training allowed for up to two people plus trainer

- Outdoor gym equipment and skate parks will reopen

- House inspections of unoccupied premises permitted for one household at a time, with the agent outdoors during inspection

- Entertainment venues allowed up to five staff on-site to broadcast performances

* Construction workforce will rise to 50 per cent, once 90 per cent of those workers have had one vaccine dose

* No face-to-face learning for school students in term three

* Priority vaccine program for year 12 students from September 7 to 17

- Year 12 students, teachers and examiners to be given priority booking access at state-run vaccine hubs

- All students and school staff must book an appointment as there will be no walk ups

- Appointments available from September 6

* Melbourne's 9pm to 5am curfew will remain

* Five reasons to leave home: shopping for food, authorised work and study, care and caregiving, exercise, and getting vaccinated

* Masks required everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exception applies

* No gatherings at home

NEW CASES

* 120 new locally acquired cases

* Seven cases in regional Victoria, including five in Shepparton

* Two deaths

- A woman in her 40s from the Darebin council area

- A woman in her 60s in her second week of infection from Hume

* 64 linked to current outbreaks

- Five linked to the Shepparton outbreak

- One in Seymour, linked to a North Melbourne workplace

- One a close contact in Geelong

- Six cases connected in the inner southeast of Richmond, Hawthorn and Alfington

- 53 in the northern suburbs, particularly Campbellfield, Roxborough Park, and Gladstone Park

* 56 unlinked cases for which the source is a mystery

* 100 cases in the community were not isolating while infectious

* 20 cases were isolating during infectious period

* 900 active cases, including 895 locally acquired cases and five acquired form overseas

* 122 total mystery cases being investigated

* 58 people in hospital, 21 in intensive care and 14 on ventilators

* 56,501 tests in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning

VACCINATIONS

* 33,455 vaccines administered on Tuesday at Victorian-run hubs

EXPOSURE SITES

* More than 850 including an ambulance corridor at Austin Hospital

VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN HISTORY

* Lockdown one: statewide, March 30 to June 1, 2020, 63 days

* Lockdown two: Melbourne, July 8 to October 27, 2020, 112 days; regional Victoria, August 6 to September 13, 2020, 38 days

* Lockdown three: statewide, February 12 to February 17, 2021, five days

* Lockdown four: Melbourne, May 27 to June 10, 2021, 14 days; regional Victoria, May 27 to June 3, 2021, seven days

* Lockdown five: statewide, July 15 to July 27, 2021, 12 days

* Lockdown six: mix of statewide and Melbourne, August 5 to at least September 23.

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