Current restrictions in Victoria
People who work in vulnerable settings
If you work in a vulnerable setting such as aged care, disability services, Aboriginal health care or hospital care, you must isolate for a mandatory period of five days. You can leave isolation on day five if you have no symptoms.
On day six or seven, if you have symptoms, even if mild, it is recommended you isolate until symptoms dissapate.
If you do not work in the above settings and you test positive to COVID-19 on a RAT or PCR test, it is recommended that you isolate for at least five days, but it is not mandatory.
On day six or seven, if you have symptoms, even if mild, it is recommended you continue to isolate until symptoms dissipate.
If leaving isolation, it is advised that you do not visit or work at a hospital, aged care facility, disability care facility or in-home care premises until the seven-day period is over.
Masks are no longer required on trams, trains and buses, or in taxis, rideshare, or tourism vehicles.
However, masks are still strongly recommended in these settings, public indoor environments, in areas where you can't physically distance, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and for people who are immunocompromised.
Masks are still required for many hospitals, aged care, and indoor areas at health and care facilities.
Surgeries are available at public and private hospitals, based on capacity, staff availability and the COVID-19 demands of the location.
Some workplaces and individual venues may require vaccination for entry.
Workers in industries such as aged and disability care, healthcare, and emergency services may be required to have a certain number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be considered ‘up to date.’
There is no testing, vaccination, quarantine, isolation or permit requirements to enter Victoria in relation to COVID-19.
If you test positive to COVID-19, it is recommended you do not travel, and ensure you wear a mask, social distance, and do not put others at risk.
Masks are no longer required in Australian airports or on domestic flights.
International flights are at the discretion of the carrier.
Coming into Victoria:
Travellers coming into Victoria no longer need to be vaccinated.
It is recommended to complete a PCR or RAT with 24 hours of arriving into Australia. Travellers do not need to quarantine while waiting for a result.
If symptoms arise within seven days, the person is recommended to have a PCR or RAT and self-quarantine until they receive a result.
Coming into Victoria: Travellers coming into Victoria on a cruise ship must show proof of a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of departing for Australia) or a RAT (within 24 hours of departure to Australia).
Passengers aged 12 years and three months must be double vaccinated (or have a medical exemption), while crew must be triple vaccinated.
A negative test result is required before boarding. Contact your cruise carrier for specific requirements.
If you contract COVID-19 while on board or a deemed a close contact (such as sharing a room with a COVID-19 positive person) you must isolate for at least five days.
Many countries still have COVID-19 restrictions in place, including testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements.
Travellers need to assess the rules and conditions of the airlines, states and countries they are travelling to.
Set rules apply for those working in aviation and crew, including wearing masks and being up to date with vaccinations.
There are no limits to the number of people gathering indoors or outdoors (including the home).
Retail, entertainment, events and hospitality
Retail venues, cinemas, dance floors and theatres can operate at maximum capacity.
Rules requiring general workers to work from home unless they are double vaccinated are lifted, although workplaces can set their own conditions.
Definition of 'contacts'
If you have been in close proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a home setting for more than four hours or live with the person, you do not need to isolate. However, it is recommended that you use a RAT and record at least five negative results over the seven day period, wear a mask at home, notify your employer/educational provider, and refrain from visiting hospitals or care facilities.
If you receive a positive result on a RAT or PCR, it is recommended you isolate for at least five days.
Social and workplace contacts
If you spend more than 15 minutes with a person who tests positive to COVID-19, it is advised that you complete a RAT for a five-day period.
If you have symptoms, it is recommended that you isolate until you receive a negative report.
Education and chilcare setting contacts
Staff and students in educational settings are encouraged to take regular RATs.
If you or your child have symptoms, it is recommended that you isolate until you receive a negative result.
When you are not a close contact
Those who have isolated with COVID-19 in the four weeks previous to exposure with a COVID-19 positive person are not considered a close contact in their recent recovery period.