Definition of close and casual contacts
Household and household-like contacts
If you have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility, you must isolate for seven days. You must also do a RAT or PCR test on day one of your isolation period.
Casual or other contacts
For all other contacts, if you have been in close proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a social, workplace or education setting, and you have developed symptoms, you can take a PCR or RAT and isolate until you get your result. If you don't have symptoms, it is strongly advised that you use a Rapid Antigen Test every day for five days.
If you receive a positive result on a RAT or PCR, you must isolate for seven days.
Current restrictions in Victoria
There are no limits to the number of people gathering indoors or outdoors (including the home).
Retail, entertainment, events and hospitality
Retail venues, cinemas and theatres can operate at maximum capacity subject to vaccination and COVIDSafe requirements.
Hospitality and other entertainment venues can operate with a density limit of 1 person per 2 sqm.
Major events have resumed, with gatherings above 30,000 people subject to masks rules and COVIDSafe venue plans.
Masks must be worn in all indoor settings outside of the home for those over eight years of age. This applies for all industries including retail, hospitality and workplaces, thought masks are not required at the home.
Masks are also still required in high-risk environments where physical distancing is not possible, such as public transport, hospitals and aged care facilities.
On-site work has returned for the fully vaccinated. Many businesses and services will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption for those aged 12 and above, as well as the use of masks in some settings.
People working indoors will also be required to wear face masks, although workplaces no longer need to be deep cleaned if a COVID-19 case is detected.
Working from home, when able, is encouraged.
Victorians can travel to other states and countries on the approved travel list, subject to the rules and conditions of the place they are travelling to.
Travellers from the approved list of countries coming into Victoria must follow quarantine and testing requirements.