COVID-19 restrictions to ease 22 April 2022

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 11:59pm Friday, 22 April 2022.

22 April 2022
Community

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 

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