Victoria claims golden ticket for discounts on Sealife and river cruises during summer
Some of Melbourne’s best-known tourist attractions are being prompted to offer discounted deals for the summer after the roadmap to end the lockdown is unveiled.
Mayor Sally Capp on Sunday announced a “key pass” to help rejuvenate the city and put local tourism to the test.
The pandemic has left some of Melbourne’s most popular attractions struggling, including the Sealife Aquarium in Melbourne’s CBD.
“The keypass is a key to the city for everyone when they return to Melbourne,” said the mayor of Load.
“It’s a digital pass that people can use to see which attractions are open and, more importantly, which attractions have specials.”
If approved, Victorians and those traveling from the freeway will be able to use an app called Klook to find deals over the summer.
It would last 12 weeks.
Other attractions can include river cruises, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Melbourne’s Old Jail.
The proposal will be considered on Tuesday.
During the much-awaited roadmap announcement on Sunday, Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews urged Victorians to vacation in their state during the summer.
Containment ends this week
As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, all restrictions on leaving the house will be lifted, alongside the state’s controversial curfew.
Changes will also be made to isolation orders, with fully vaccinated people who are identified as a primary close contact of a confirmed case they do not live with to be quarantined for seven days instead of 14.
They will be required to return negative test results on their first and sixth days of quarantine.
Up to 10 visitors will be allowed in one house per day, but retail businesses and gyms in the Melbourne metropolis will remain closed.
Hairdressers and beauty salons will be able to open up to five fully vaccinated people at a time.
Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues will be able to open to 20 fully vaccinated customers indoors and 50 double dosed people outdoors.
The restrictions will ease further when 80% of the eligible population have received the two doses of the vaccine, initially scheduled for November 5.
– with AAP