Victoria will introduce priority vaccine access and an enforcement blitz to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission in the construction industry.
Treasure Tim Pallas, speaking in the daily briefing, said the younger, more mobile nature of the building workforce meant going beyond the requirements for normal COVID compliance.
"To support the construction industry, we'll release 20,000 priority Pfizer appointments over the next week and unlimited access to AstraZeneca to all construction workers," he said.
Mr Pallas said about 50 teams would be out and about each day inspecting construction sites and penalty notices and prohibition orders would be issued if required.
"The time for warnings and admonishment is over, this industry needs to take these responsibilities seriously, they need to recognise that the rights and opportunities that they get as permitted workers come with considerable obligations to the community," he said.
The Treasurer said close to 6000 inspections had occurred and there would now be a zero tolerance approach.
Health Minister Martin Foley said bookings to vaccinate children 12 to 15 years had proven popular, according to early reports.
"With 585 of the current active cases aged 19 or younger, the importance of vaccinating teenagers is clearly very strong," he said.
Of the other active cases, 529 were aged under nine, 840 were in their 20s and 627 in their 30s.
Mr Foley said the state had about 62,500 doses to go to reach its target of one million vaccines in the current five-week period.
"At this rate, I'm confident we will achieve that," he said.
EARLIER: Victoria's daily COVID-19 tally recorded 473 new local cases on Monday morning.
There were no cases acquired overseas.
The Department of Health and Human Services said 202 of the new cases were linked to known cases and outbreaks.
More than 30,000 vaccines were administered and 49,037 test results received.
Victoria now has 3507 active coronavirus cases.
The figures come after a weekend when residents on both sides of the Murray River enjoyed the end of lockdown.
Essential Ingredient owner and Albury Business Connect chair Barry Young said looking out the doors of his shop was like looking back in time.
"A lot of people are about, the street's been busy, it's back to really what we considered to be normal pre-COVID," he said.
"Everyone's reaction has been the same, they've just been dying to get out, talk and connect with people again. They've really felt it."
Riverina Murray regional manager Anthony McFarlane said businesses might have reopened but many are still doing it very tough after losing weeks of income.
"Before we even went into the regional NSW lockdown a lockdown impact survey in July had already told us 20 per cent businesses only had four weeks liquidity, cash reserves, to survive," he said.
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