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Australia Furious businesses slam Dan Andrews' roadmap out of lockdown

02:05  20 september  2021
02:05  20 september  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Premier Dan Andrews reveals Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown

  Premier Dan Andrews reveals Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown Premier Daniel Andrews has announced new freedoms for Victorians to take affect once 70 per cent of the population is double vaccinated.Lockdown in Victoria is set to end on October 26 to coincide with when the state hits 70 per cent double vaccination.

Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown has been slammed by businesses . Dan Andrews unveiled plan to relax restrictions once 70% of state is vaccinated. But lockdown , curfew and travel limit will remain until estimated October 26. Businesses have questioned why Sydney is on track to enjoy far more freedoms. Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday unveiled the state's roadmap out of lockdown . It details some small changes to Melbourne's restrictions when 80 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 have received a single vaccine dose, including an increase of the 10-kilometre travel limit to 15km.

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Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown has been described as a 'roadblock' by business groups, who say it is too conservative when compared with NSW's.

Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday unveiled the state's roadmap out of lockdown.

It details some small changes to Melbourne's restrictions when 80 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 have received a single vaccine dose, including an increase of the 10-kilometre travel limit to 15km.

But lockdown will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians are double vaccinated, which is forecast for October 26.

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At that stage, the city's curfew will be lifted, the travel limit will increase to 25km and hospitality can open outdoors with a limit of 50 fully vaccinated people.

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Premier Daniel Andrews revealed Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown on Sunday. Changes are expected to come into effect next month once 70% fully vaccinated. Students will return to classrooms and some hospitality venues are set to reopen. Premier Daniel Andrews has finally unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown as Victoria recorded 507 new cases of Covid-19 and one death on Sunday. Victorians will finally be released from lockdown on October 26 when the state is predicted to hit 70 per cent double vaccination.

Under the roadmap unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews , once the state reaches 80 per cent single-dose coverage, contactless recreation including golf, tennis and bowls will be permitted. Activities and freedoms will only be available to fully vaccinated people and the Andrews government is also moving to make vaccines mandatory for all authorised workers, teachers, childcare workers, parents of childcare workers, hospitality workers and patrons. Healthcare workers must have had one dose by October 15, with dates for other sectors to come.

Fully vaccinated people will also be able to get a haircut and gather outdoors in groups of 10.

Once Victoria reaches its 80 per cent double-dose target, forecast for November 5, the travel limit is scrapped altogether, retail, gyms and beauty services can reopen for the fully vaccinated and hospitality can resume indoors.


Video: Daniel Andrews to announce 'modest changes' to lockdown tomorrow (Sky News Australia)

Home gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed, while at Christmas the figure is expected to increase to 30.

The reopening of schools will not be tied to vaccination coverage, with Year 12 students going back to class on October 6 and a staggered return of other years starting with Prep to Grade 2s on October 18.

Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown to include outdoor dining

  Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown to include outdoor dining Dan Andrews is set to announce what freedoms will come into effect once 70 per cent of the population in Victoria is double vaccinated.The travel limit for Melbourne residents is expected to be extended to 25km, and the 9pm curfew scrapped once the state is 70% fully vaccinated.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is set to unveil his roadmap out of lockdown , allowing outdoor dining and face-to-face learning from October. The travel limit for Melbourne residents is expected to be extended to 25km, and the 9pm curfew scrapped once the state is 70 per cent fully vaccinated. Paul Guerra, Victorian Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said a roadmap that did not grant the same freedoms at 70 per cent as NSW would be a 'massive blow' to workers and businesses . He also expressed concern that the Andrews government would resist opening up even at 80 per cent, and

Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown on Sunday. Victoria has reported 55 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths as Premier Daniel Andrews is slammed over his 'unrealistic' target to end Business leaders are also unimpressed by Victoria's reopening plan.

Mr Andrews said the plan was 'cautious' and would prevent the state's hospital system from being overrun.

But the opposition and business groups have described it as conservative, given Sydney is on track to enjoy far more freedoms about a fortnight earlier than Melbourne, despite having recorded more COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths.

'Victorian businesses wanted a pathway to prosperity, but instead we got a roadmap with roadblocks,' Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Paul Guerra said in a statement.

'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 Australian Hotels Association Victorian president David Canny said he was 'gutted' and called for consistency between states.

The Australian Retailers Association chief executive Paul Zahra said the road map was 'disappointing' and would cost the industry $6 billion.

On Sunday, Victoria recorded 507 new COVID-19 cases and the death of a man in his 90s, bringing the toll from the latest outbreak to 11.

Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire also entered a seven-day lockdown due to a rise in infections.

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