The Victorian Government has announced it will conduct trials in businesses and events across highly vaccinated parts of regional Victoria to help our state open progressively as a vaccinated economy.
Up to 20 trials will test systems and support in the fortnight before Victoria aims to reach the 70 per cent full vaccination mark on 26 October.
The trials are scheduled to start from 11 October, and will cover hospitality, hairdressing, beauty services and tourism businesses, as well as events such as race meetings, community celebrations and concerts.
The Government will work with local councils and industry bodies to identify suitable businesses and events.
The trials will confirm the best processes for establishing vaccination status, with work underway on how Commonwealth vaccination data can be best integrated with the Service Victoria app.
A second round of trials will use 80 per cent double dose settings. At this time a trial of larger events in Melbourne will test the systems and technologies with larger crowd sizes.
All trials will include training for staff, supports for business owners and public communication of vaccine requirements.