Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a range of eased restrictions as a result of the state hitting its 70 per cent first dose milestone.

He said changes will be brought into effect from 11:59pm Friday night.

Mr Andrews said there will be a sixth reason to leave home which will be for “outdoor social interaction”.

“One person may meet with another person not from their household for a picnic or another outdoor activity regardless of whether they are vaccinated,” he said.

“Those who are fully vaccinated can meet in a group of up to five adults plus their dependents from as many as two households.

“So if you’re not vaccinated or you only have one dose, you can as a group of two go outside and have that social interaction outdoors.”

He said this will be allowed for four hours at a time, and outdoor exercise will also increase from two to four hours.

In addition, the distance people can travel from home has increased from five kilometres to 10 kilometres.

The premier also announced that in both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, two people will be allowed to train outdoors with a personal trainer and skate parks and communal exercise equipment will reopen.

There will also be child-minding for school-aged children allowed where one parent is an authorised worker.

Mr Andrews said up to five people will be allowed to attend an entertainment venue or recreational facility for the purpose of broadcasting a performance, class or concert.

Additionally, real estate inspections will be allowed to resume by appointment only.

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