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Unvaccinated Victorians can go shopping under the confusing loophole in Dan Andrew’s roadmap

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Mind-boggling loophole in Dan Andrews’ roadmap to get out of lockdown means unvaccinated Victorians can enjoy great freedom from tomorrow

  • Non-essential stores will open to shoppers in Victoria at 6pm on Friday
  • Unvaccinated customers are allowed to shop under a confusing loophole
  • However, all shoppers should be double prodded when the state reaches 90% vax percentage










Unvaccinated Victorians are allowed to shop in stores under a confusing loophole in Daniel Andrews’ roadmap to get out of lockdown.

Non-essential retail outlets, such as clothing stores, welcome customers at 6 p.m. Friday — regardless of their vaccination status.

The Victorian government has confirmed that shoppers won’t need to be double-stinged until 90 percent of the state has been vaccinated, which is expected to be November 24.

The store staff must have had at least one shot on Friday and both on November 26.

Unvaccinated Victorians are allowed to shop in stores under a confusing loophole in Daniel Andrews’ roadmap to get out of lockdown – this will only take a few weeks though

When asked about the confusing details in the government’s roadmap, Covid-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said it had to do with “timing.”

“We’ve given retailers a little more time and space to get moving again,” he said on Wednesday.

“We are sending a very clear signal that if you want to be active in these retail environments after 90 percent, you should get vaccinated.”

Mr Weimar added that vaccine mandate enforcement would be up to retailers once the 90 percent target is met, but encouraged those not yet stung to avoid crowded retail environments.

“We would absolutely discourage anyone who is not vaccinated from going to any of those retail environments,” he said.

Prime Minister Andrews also said the ‘grace period’ was being offered because previous buyers were told they did not need to be fully vaccinated.

Once 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, customers will have to be prodded to enter non-essential stores

Once 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, customers will have to be prodded to enter non-essential stores

‘We changed that. It’s fair to give people some time,” he said.

“It does take some time and we just need to give people a clear opportunity to get the first and second dose.”

Under the current restrictions, Victorians have to be doubled over to enter pubs, bars and restaurants and to attend appointments at hairdressers and beauty clinics.

Up to 30 unvaccinated people can attend weddings, funerals and places of worship.

Thursday was Victoria’s deadliest day in the pandemic with 25 Covid-related deaths and 1,923 cases.

About 77 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over are now fully vaccinated.

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