Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Sunday announced steps to slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
There are four steps before Victoria totally opens up – a goal Andrews refers to as “COVID-normal”. Melburnians will have to wait a bit longer than regional Victorians before an easing of curfews and restrictions on leaving the house.
But there is now a clear set of thresholds and restrictions for what a COVID “safe” Victoria should look like over the coming months:
The easing of restrictions for regional Victoria starts at Step 2, and involves some thresholds that are independent of metropolitan Melbourne.
- Liam Petterson, Assistant Editor, Health + Medicine, The Conversation; Michael Hopkin, Editor, Science + Technology, Health + Medicine, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, Multimedia Editor, The Conversation