There are 41 new cases of coronavirus in Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed.
Mr Andrews said there were seven deaths overnight.
"The numbers are falling but we need to keep it that way - ensuring we can continue to open up safely and sustainably - based on the data, the science and expert public health advice," Mr Andrews said.
He said there was an average of 4.1 cases a day in regional Victoria, which meant it may move to the next step of the plan by the middle of the week.
From Monday, regional Victorians move to step two of the roadmap, with up to five people from two households allowed to gather in a public outdoor space.
"Outdoor pools and playgrounds in regional Victoria will also open," Mr Andrews said.
"And religious services can be conducted outside with a maximum of five people, plus a faith leader.
"Given the incredible effort of regional Victorians, the government will continue to closely monitor the 14-day rolling average, which currently sits at 4.1 for regional communities. If this effort continues, regional Victorians could move to the third step in a matter of days."
Mr Andrews also announced a $3 billion package to deliver cash grants, tax relief and cash flow support to Victorian businesses.
Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the multi-billion package to help businesses survive and keep Victorians in jobs - taking the government's total business support to over $6 billion.
"Over $1.1 billion in cash grants will support small and medium sized businesses that are most affected by coronavirus restrictions including $822 million as part of the third round of the Business Support Fund, Mr Andrews said.
"Around 75,000 eligible businesses with payrolls up to $10 million will receive grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 depending on their size."
Mr Andrews also extended the state of emergency for another four weeks.
"While the vast majority of Victorians are doing the right thing and following the directions, these measures give the chief health officer and Victoria Police the powers they need to continue to respond rapidly to the pandemic - in line with the latest data and public health advice," he said.
"This includes ensuring Victoria Police has the ability to enforce the directions that are keeping us safe and slowing the spread of the virus. Without these efforts, we risk losing all of Victorians' hard-won gains."
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