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Restrictions & Roadmap

How We Work: Victoria
How We Live: Victoria 

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.