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Victoria On Track To Re-Open Soon But Unvaccinated Residents Won't Be Included

Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley has said that Victoria will be ‘opening up’ in time for summer but it won’t be for the unvaccinated.

Foley said that Victoria is “well on the way to becoming one of the world’s most vaccinated jurisdictions”.

“We can announce that with Victoria preparing to open in time for summer, based on our implementation of the national plan for reopening, we’ll also be launching today a new campaign to remind everyone that your vaccination is your ticket,” he said.

“Dine in, sport, travel, work, but perhaps most importantly of all, reconnecting with family and friends and those we love. As we announced as part of the Victorian roadmap to deliver the national plan and to protect the community and the health system, we know that the safest way to do that is to apply those measures to Victorians who are vaccinated.

“If you are not vaccinated, these freedoms won’t apply to the same way that it will to those Victorians that are vaccinated.”

86 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now received their first dose.