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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria.

  • This message replaces the Advice issued on Monday 28th September 2020.
  • Restrictions are in place which require everyone in Victoria to limit their interactions with others to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These restrictions are based on where you live.
Current Restrictions: metropolitan Melbourne 
  • Restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.
  • Business and industry restrictions.  Unless an exception applies, only Permitted Work Premises may operate with on-site operations during the restricted activity period in the Restricted Area, and only to the extent permitted.
  • Employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees - this is the employer’s responsibility.
Current Restrictions: Rest of Victoria
  • Restrictions have eased as part of the Third Step toward COVID Normal. This means from 11:59pm on 16 September there are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel across regional Victoria. 
Face masks: Whole of Victoria
  • Every person 12 years and older living in Victoria must wear a face mask when they leave home information on this can be found here.
  • There are lawful reasons for not wearing a face mask and information on these reasons can be found here.
  • The fine for not wearing a face mask is $200.
Continue to take the following actions to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to yourself and the community by: 
  • Wear a face mask when you leave your home
  • Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.
If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19): 
  • Get tested as soon as possible.
  • Isolate at home until you receive your test results. Stay at home. Don’t go to work, school or shopping.
Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • It is important that everyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, however mild, gets tested and stays at home until you receive your test results. 
  • 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 or taste.
  • Those who test positive and their close contacts must isolate for 14 days. Stay at home. Don’t go to work, school or shopping.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 or taste. 
  • A full list of testing sites can be found here.
For more information see: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/how-stay-safe-and-well-covid-19

Protect your health: 

International travelers: 
  • All travelers arriving at Victorian maritime ports from overseas, will go into immediate quarantine for 14 days.
  • International air travel into Victoria is currently suspended.
  • For more information use this link. 
This message was issued by Department of Health and Human Services.

The next update is expected by 19/10/2020 05:00 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.