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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria.

This message replaces the Advice issued on Monday 22 June 2020. 

Victoria continues to see an increase in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the community. 

It is important that everyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, however mild, gets tested and stays at home until they receive their test results. Those who test positive and their close contacts must isolate for 14 days.

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.  

A full list of testing sites can be found here.

Directions are in place which require everyone in Victoria to limit their interactions with others to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There are restrictions on gatherings and a requirement to work from home if you can work from home.

Full details of restrictions are found here.

Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • A coronavirus (COVID-19) surburban testing blitz is currently underway to help manage outbreaks in 10 identified hot spot suburbs.
  • Until 4 July, the communities of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir, and Pakenham will be eligible to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) whether they have symptoms or not.
  • Testing will be offered door to door by teams of community engagement and health care personnel.
  • All Victorians experiencing any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, at any time should get tested.
  • More information about testing can be found here.

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.
  • Practising  good hygiene. 
  • Limiting your 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 04/07/2020 01:10 pm or as the situation changes.

Stay informed:

Accessibility:
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.