‘Modest’ changes announced as gyms reopen in regional Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a series of “moderate” steps out of lockdown for Victoria. From 11.59pm tomorrow night, there will also be some changes to COVIDSafe settings in regional Victoria. The changes exclude the City of Ballarat which entered lockdown yesterday. Mr Andrews announced that gyms and outdoor and indoor pools (excluding spas, saunas and steam rooms) will reopen with limits. Hydrotherapy and swimming lessons can occur and tour buses can operate up to 10 people. READ MORE: From midnight Friday, those in metropolitan Melbourne will also be able to leave their homes for an additional, social reason. The two hour time limit for exercise will expand to four, and the five kilometre limit will double to 10. It comes as Victoria recorded a large spike in COVID cases. There are now 182 Victorians in hospital, 51 in intensive care, and 29 on a ventilator. Of those cases, 87 per cent were not vaccinated, 12 per cent were partially vaccinated and one person was fully vaccinated. 61,961 test results received overnight, with most processed within 24 hours. Not all changes were positive, with construction workers given a deadline of 11:59pm on September 23 to have received their first-dose vaccination. Construction workers will also not be allowed to travel from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria. While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a series of “moderate” steps out of lockdown for Victoria.

From 11.59pm tomorrow night, there will also be some changes to COVIDSafe settings in regional Victoria.

The changes exclude the City of Ballarat which entered lockdown yesterday.

Mr Andrews announced that gyms and outdoor and indoor pools (excluding spas, saunas and steam rooms) will reopen with limits.

Hydrotherapy and swimming lessons can occur and tour buses can operate up to 10 people.

From midnight Friday, those in metropolitan Melbourne will also be able to leave their homes for an additional, social reason.

The two hour time limit for exercise will expand to four, and the five kilometre limit will double to 10.

It comes as Victoria recorded a large spike in COVID cases.

There are now 182 Victorians in hospital, 51 in intensive care, and 29 on a ventilator. Of those cases, 87 per cent were not vaccinated, 12 per cent were partially vaccinated and one person was fully vaccinated.

61,961 test results received overnight, with most processed within 24 hours.

Not all changes were positive, with construction workers given a deadline of 11:59pm on September 23 to have received their first-dose vaccination.

Construction workers will also not be allowed to travel from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria.

While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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