Up to 20 Vaccinated Economy Trials to be conducted across 6 regional areas
The Victorian Government has today announced it will conduct trials in businesses and events across highly vaccinated parts of regional Victoria.
The move is part of helping the state to open progressively as a vaccinated economy, when key double-dose thresholds are met in the Roadmap.
Up to 20 vaccinated economy trials will test systems and support in the fortnight before Victoria is aiming to reach the key 70 per cent full vaccination mark on 26 October.
Scheduled to start from 11 October, it is anticipated the trials will cover hospitality, hairdressing, beauty services and tourism businesses, and events such as race meetings, community celebrations and concerts – allowing higher patron numbers with all attendees confirmed as being fully vaccinated.
As regional areas with high vaccination rates and low or no COVID-19 cases the Bass Coast, Greater Bendigo, Pyrenees, Warrnambool, Buloke and East Gippsland municipalities will be the first invited to participate in the trials.