A day after announcing Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews has spent much of his time defending it as his government moved to shut down the construction industry for two weeks.
Mr Andrews spent most of Monday justifying his planned cautious return to normality as the only way of opening up, while helping to avoid deaths and the risk of overwhelming hospital wards.
"We have a game plan now," he said on Monday.
"So people can find fault with the national plan, they can find fault with the roadmap, and all of that.
"They're blessed with not having to deliver all of these balancing acts and I'm happy for them."
It comes as Victoria recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in the current outbreak, with 567 new locally acquired cases and one death - a Moreland woman in her 70s.
Meanwhile, more than 300,000 Moderna vaccines will be delivered to pharmacies across Victoria this month, with more expected in October and November.
Victorian Pharmacy Guild president Anthony Tassone said 440 pharmacies in the state will receive the Moderna vaccine this week, and another 281 next week.
Pharmacies will now be administering AstraZeneca and Moderna.
Four police stations in outer Melbourne were closed to the public after six officers tested positive to coronavirus.
In the city centre, officers in riot gear had to quell a violent protest led by construction workers outside the CFMEU's Melbourne headquarters.
Protesters called on the union to shut down the construction industry in defiance of new regulations that mean workers must have proof of their first vaccination by Friday.
But on Monday night the state government announced a shutdown of construction for two weeks from 11.59pm on Monday in metropolitan Melbourne and other Local Government Areas currently in lockdown.
"We've been clear: if you don't follow the rules, we won't hesitate to take action - we have seen widespread non-compliance across the industry and that's why we're taking necessary steps to protect every single Victorian," Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas said in a statement.
"We put the industry on notice just a week ago, we have seen appalling behaviour on site and on our streets, and now we're acting decisively and without hesitation."
The government said all sites will need to demonstrate compliance with the Chief Health Officer's directions prior to reopening including the requirement for workers to show evidence of having had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before they return to work on October 5.
In the 24 hours to Monday, 50,915 tests were processed and 39,939 Victorians received a vaccine dose at state-run hubs.
The state's roadmap out of lockdown was released on Sunday, detailing small changes to restrictions when 80 per cent of Victorians aged over 16 have received a single vaccine dose.
Melbourne's lockdown will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians are double-vaccinated, which is forecast for October 26.
At that stage, the city's curfew will be lifted, the travel limit will increase to 25km and hospitality can open outdoors for 50 fully vaccinated people.
Once the 80 per cent double-dose target is met, forecast for November 5, the travel limit is scrapped, retail, gyms and beauty services will reopen for the fully vaccinated and hospitality will resume indoors.
Also under the plan, interstate and international travel can resume once 80 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.
The opposition and business groups have described it as "a roadmap with roadblocks", saying the plan is too conservative when compared with NSW.
The roadmap is based on Burnet Institute modelling, which shows Victoria's COVID-19 cases will peak at between 1400 and 2900 per day between October 19 and 31.
Australian Associated Press