Victorians have been given a glimpse at what life could look live over the next three months after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews delivered the state's roadmap out of lockdown.
The premier unveiled the roadmap last Sunday, announcing that lockdown is expected to end in late October.
"Make no mistake, we are opening this place up. There is no alternative. There is a gateway here, it will be challenging but we must pass through it. We cannot have a perpetual suppression of this virus. No-one is arguing that," he said.
"These are not orders. These are our hopes and inspirations. We hope the community joins with us to deliver the national plan through this Victorian road map, and the biggest and most important part of that is getting vaccinated."
Today we are releasing our roadmap.— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) September 19, 2021
As well as laying out how we will deliver the National Plan, the roadmap lets Victorians know when we can catch up with friends and family, and get back to the things we love. pic.twitter.com/ogMuUGrdGA
However, while opening up brings greater freedoms, the premier pointed out that it will also place stress on the state's health system.
"I want to make it very clear to all Victorians, particularly to those working in our health system, as we deliver this roadmap, we will monitor every hour of every day how many people are in hospital and how much pressure is on our health system," he said.
"It will be in a staggered and measured way of course, but we are opening up. Be in no doubt about that, and there will be no turning back."
Here's what you need to know about Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown.
80 per cent single dose vaccination (expected on September 28).
New freedoms are right around the corner for Victorians.
On Sunday, the premier announced some restrictions will ease at 11:59pm on Tuesday, when at least 80 per cent of the state's eligible population is expected to have had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This milestone was originally expected to be reached on September 26.
"[80 per cent single dose] is a very important threshold, and of course I think that our double dose numbers will go beyond the 80 per cent mark which is very good," said Mr Andrews.