New check-in system for businesses across Victoria – Business owners across the state can now access a free QR code service for record keeping of customers. Read more here.
The Victorian Government has released a COVIDSafe Public Events Framework. View more here.
The summary of Last Step restrictions easing from 11.59pm Sunday 22 November is now available. Read more here.
Applications for the Sole Trader Support Fund has been extended until 30 December 2020. This funding provides support to non-employing sole traders operating out of commercial premises or locations within specific sectors. Read more
19 November 2020
In response to the coronavirus outbreak in South Australia, the Victorian Government is taking decisive action to protect the incredible achievement of Victorians in delivering zero cases for so many consecutive days and will implement temporary border controls from the 19th of November.
Fragments of the virus that causes coronavirus were detected in untreated wastewater taken from Portland and Benalla wastewater treatment plants on Tuesday 17 November. The preliminary positive test results received yesterday are unexpected and concerning given there are no residents of either area known to have had a recent coronavirus illness or diagnosis.
Residents of Portland and Benalla and anyone who has visited between 15 and 17 November with any symptoms at all are urged to get tested, and to isolate until they get their result. With community transmission clearly happening in South Australia and in light of the wastewater test results along freight routes in Victoria, the Government is following public health advice and has made the difficult decision to introduce temporary border controls with South Australia.
From 11:59pm Thursday 19 November, a ‘hard border’ will be in place for 48 hours before a permit system comes into effect from 11:59pm Saturday 21 November.
Under the hard border, only freight drivers and those with medical or emergency reasons, urgent animal welfare or as authorised by law will be able to pass through the border. The final details of the permit scheme will be provided as soon as possible.
PUBLIC EVENT SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL
Find out what COVIDSafe Event documents and approvals are needed for your event.
COVID SAFE EVENTS PLAN - TIER 1 OR 2
This plan outlines the public health requirements for holding a Tier 1 or 2 public event in Victoria.
COVID SAFE EVENT CHECKLIST - TIER 3
This checklist outlines the public health requirements for holding a Tier 3 COVIDSafe public event in Victoria.
GUIDANCE FOR PREPARING A COVIDSAFE EVENT PLAN
Guidance for events organisers - helping identify public health risks and mitigation strategies to minimise the transmission of COVID-19.
REGISTER YOUR PUBLIC EVENT
Event organisers must register their events with the Victorian Government to ensure coronavirus safety for attendees, staff and organisers.
Information for businesses and workplaces required to collect contact details from customers.