The Victorian Premier reported Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average is on track to shift to the next phase on the COVID roadmap.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Tuesday that 28 new cases have been identified in the past 24 hours.
Metropolitan Melbourne ‘s 14 day average now is 32.8.
Daniel Andrews said during a press conference that he was proud of everyone following the rules.
“That is absolutely on track for us to be able to take a step on the 28th – on Sunday,” he said.
“You all know that the frame that we want to be in, is between 30 and 50 cases for a 14-day rolling average come Sunday.
“To be at 32.8 now with obviously several days to go before that trigger point, that is a testament to the hard work and the commitment of every single Victorian who is following the rules.”
The next move, scheduled to take place on September 28, would entail an increase in outdoor gatherings from a maximum of two households to up to five people.
They will be able to meet for social activity for two hours within 5 km of their house.
Childcare will open and a phased return will start for schools.
For up to two persons, outdoor personal training will be allowed to resume and outdoor pool facilities will be able to reopen.
A reporter asked the Premier during the press conference if it was pride that prevented him from lifting restrictions early on.
“I’m in the looking to impress people. I’m looking to get the job done,” he responded.
“And this is not a matter of pride, it’s a matter of science.”