The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 11:59pm Friday, 22 April 2022.
22 April 2022
Notable changes include:
Patrons won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
Check-in using the Service Victoria app will no longer be required. Operators will not need to keep any attendance record or maintain a check-in marshal.
Masks will no longer be required in primary schools, early childhood, hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size.
Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a 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.
People are exempt from testing or quarantine for 12 weeks if they’ve had COVID-19 – up from 8 weeks
All visitor restrictions in hospitals will be removed except for mask requirements.
Events with more than 30,000 people will no longer require public health pre-approval.
International travellers who are symptom-free will be recommended but not required to get a PCR or rapid test on arrival, and unvaccinated travellers will no longer complete 7 days’ quarantine.
Settings that will remain in place include:
The essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Existing two-dose and three-dose vaccination mandates for workers.
Mandatory face coverings on public transport and at airports.
All workplaces will still require a COVID-Safe Plan.
For Council services, this means that:
Visitors to our libraries, transfer stations, Bright Council office and other community facilities will no longer be required to check in.
All patrons are welcome at Council facilities, regardless of their vaccination status.
For more information, please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au