The following changes come into effect from 11:59pm on Friday 22 April 2022.
The public health recommendation for Victorians to work or study from home is removed, masks will no longer be needed in most settings.
- Masks should still be kept available and carried when out in public.
- Face masks will still be required on public transport and at airports – excluding airport workers who aren’t public facing – and in sensitive settings. NOTE special circumstances, such as if you have COVID-19 or are a close contact and you’re leaving home
- Workplaces still need to maintain their COVIDSafe Plan.
Workplace contacts if a worker tests positive to COVID-19
- Individuals will be required to notify their workplace contacts, in addition to informing their social contacts.
- Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker.
- It is recommended to work from home if you’re a close contact exempt from quarantine.
- Use this check list https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist
Vaccination and check in
- Patrons won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
- The requirement for staff and patrons of venues to check-in using the Service Victoria app will end, with operators not required to keep any attendance records or maintain a COVID-19 Check-in Marshal.
- The existing two-dose and three-dose vaccination mandates for workers are still required.
Quarantine and isolation
- Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a face mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.
- The requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis remains.
Events with more than 30,000 people will no longer require public health pre-approval.