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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria.

  • This message replaces the Advice issued on Friday 12th February 2021.
From 11:59 pm 17 February 2021 Victoria returns to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions - with some revised conditions. 

This means that: 

  • There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home. 
  • You can have up to 5 visitors to your home per day. 
  • Up to 20 people can meet outdoors in a public place. 
  • No limits on travel to regional Victoria. 
  • No limits on interstate travel (but you need to check the visiting state's entry conditions). 
  • School and education providers are open. 
  • Workers able to return onsite if required. Return to work for up to 50 per cent of office-based workers. 
  • There are limits on visiting hospitals and care facilities. 

Face masks:  

  • You must carry a face mask with you when you leave home. 
  • Face masks continue to be mandatory indoors (other than in residential homes). This includes workplaces. 
  • Face masks are also mandatory outdoors when you can't keep 1.5 metres distance from other people (except with people from your own home). 
  • There are lawful reasons for not wearing a face mask and information on these reasons can be found here
Take the following actions to keep yourself and the community safe:

  • If you are unwell you should get tested and stay at home.
  • Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask when you leave home, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. 
  • For more information on actions you can take to stay safe visit how to stay safe.    
Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

  • 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. 
  • Get tested as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home until you receive your test results. Don't go to work, school or shopping.
  • Those who test positive and their close contacts must isolate for 14 days. Stay at home. Don't go to work, school or shopping.
  •  A full list of testing sites can be found here

Victorian Border Crossings: 

  • The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. 
  • The type of permit that you require will depend on where you have been. 
  • When you apply for a permit you will be asked where you are coming from and where you have travelled to. 
  • This is like a registration system and if you want to travel into Victoria you will need to let us know if you have been in a location which has been designated in a red, orange or green zone

International travellers:

  •  If you are travelling to Victoria from overseas, you must go into quarantine accommodation for 14 days from the day you arrive.
This message was issued by the Department of Health.

The next update is expected by 27/02/2021 10:00 am 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 on 1800 675 398.
  • 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.