Regional Victorian students can start packing their bags, with school camps to return in term four.
Education Minister James Merlino made the announcement on Monday that school camps would resume in term four for regional Victoria.
However, they will be limited to single schools and can only happen outside Melbourne.
Prep to grade six students in standalone regional primary schools will return to on-site learning from October 5.
"This is a significant step forward for regional Victoria," he said.
"School camps are an important part of a student's education and they will also provide a much-needed boost for school camp programs and accommodation providers across our regions.
"Since regional Victoria took the step to ease restrictions we have been working with schools and health experts on enabling school camps to occur."
The promising news comes on a day that Premier Daniel Andrews declared was "a great day".
There were just 11 new COVID-19 case confirmed in the 24 hours up until Sunday night, with an additional two deaths recorded.
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"This is not just a good day, this is a great day," Premier Daniel Andrews said of the case numbers on Monday.
"Ultimately, these are very good numbers."
Melbourne's daily average is well below the target of 50 to lift some virus restrictions later this month.
But the premier remains adamant it is not yet time to ease Melbourne's stage four restrictions.
"If we were to open up right now, these numbers are still too high and, as has been noted many, many times ... you won't see the impacts of that for two to three weeks' time," he said.
The Casey cluster that emerged last week as a major worry for health authorities remains at 43 cases.
Mr Andrews said Monday's low testing number of 7164 is "acceptable" but it must remain "robust" so authorities could be confident about what was happening with the virus.
The 14-day average for cases with an unknown source is down to 47 for Melbourne and there have been none in regional Victoria.
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