Management of contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the workplace

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    Due to high vaccination rates, Victoria has changed the management of contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the workplace.
    If someone who tested positive worked while they were infectious, they are encouraged to tell their workplace.
    The workplace should identify and inform other staff who are contacts (including sub-contractors, but not patrons).

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    Consider your Covid Safe plan, check on Worksfe Protocols

Covid close contacts are suggested to

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    It is recommended that where the contact returns a negative PCR or RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) test that they use a RAT in the following days when entering sensitive settings.

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    Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are available at some healthcare and pathology sites. Contact your local council to see if they are participating in offering free RAT tests.

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    Workplaces are not required to provide the list of contacts to the Department of Health, unless specifically asked (e.g. in the case of an emerging outbreak) or there are more than 5 cases over a 7 day period.



Industry Highlights Across Victoria

As Victoria looks towards 2030, find visitor economy updates from across the sector, insights and useful targeted information for our industry and its operators. Look to these highlights or further below for more particular resources.

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23 June 2022