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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria.

This message replaces the Advice issued on Monday 18th May 2020. 

While we take this cautious and measured approach to return to what will be our new normal, one piece of advice has not changed; when you can stay at home - you should stay at home. 

There are only five reasons to leave your home: 
1. For food and supplies
2. Care and caregiving
3. Exercise and outdoor recreation 
4. Work and education, (if you can't work or study from home)  
5. Visiting friends and family (if you really need to), with up to five visitors allowed into a home.   

Testing for COVID-19
  • If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should seek advice and get tested.
  • The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.  
  • Information on where to go to get tested is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
Travel & Visiting Others
  • Victorians have been overwhelmingly doing the right thing by staying home but there is still a way to go, so returning home at the end of every day is vital.
  • You should not make social visits that require overnight trips to friends and family.  You are encouraged to stay local, and only go to places where you can drive there and back within one day. 
  • Carrying passengers in your car should be avoided, unless they live in your household. 
  • You can only stay overnight when you need to provide care, including babysitting, or support to someone who is vulnerable.
  • For more information on what you can and can't do use this link.
Continue to take the following actions to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to yourself and the community by: 
  • Continuing to keep 1.5 metres between each other.
  • Practicing good hygiene. 
  • Limiting you time away from home.
  • Stay home if you feel at all unwell.
If you are unwell: 
  • Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Self-isolate at home.
  • Do not go to public places. 
  • Do not attend work or schools.
  • Do not visit aged care or child care facilities.
Current restrictions: 
  • Full details of restrictions are found here.

Physical distancing:  
  • Actions that Victorians and employers can take are available here. 

Protect your health: 

Help protect other people's health: 

International travellers: 
  • All travellers arriving at Victorian airports or maritime ports from overseas, will go into immediate quarantine for 14 days. For more information use this link. 
This message was issued by Department of Health and Human Services.

The next update is expected by 01/06/2020 05:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Stay informed:

The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19)  hotline.
  • Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources are available here.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19)  hotline.