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Covid advice

Covid advice

Victorian pandemic restrictions advice reissued

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, here's what you need to know from Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services with some handy links.

Restrictions are in place which require everyone in Victoria to limit their interactions with others to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These restrictions are based on where you live.

Current Restrictions: metropolitan Melbourne

Stage 4 restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

Business and industry stage 4 restrictions. Unless an exception applies, only Permitted Work Premises may operate with on-site operations during the restricted activity period in the Restricted Area, and only to the extent permitted.

Employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees - this is the employer’s responsibility.

Only the children of permitted workers and vulnerable kids will be able to access childcare and kinder.

Current Restrictions: Rest of Victoria

Stage 3 restrictions are in place across the rest of Victoria.

Face coverings: Whole of Victoria

Every person 12 years and older living in Victoria must wear a face covering when they leave home information on this can be found here.

There are lawful reasons for not wearing a face covering and information on these reasons can be found here.

The fine for not wearing a face covering is $200.

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Continue to take the following actions to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to yourself and the community by:

Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.

Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.

If you feel unwell do not go to work. Get tested at a nearby testing location. Return home immediately.

For more information see: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/how-stay-safe-and-well-covid-19.

If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):

Get tested as soon as possible.

Self-isolate at home until you receive your test results. Stay at home. Don’t go to work, school or shopping.

Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is important that everyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, however mild, gets tested and stays at home until you receive your test results.

Those who test positive and their close contacts must isolate for 14 days. Stay at home. Don’t go to work, school or shopping.The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell or taste.

A full list of testing sites can be found here.

Physical distancing:

Actions that Victorians and employers can take are available here.

Protect your health:

Continue to take personal action to reduce your exposure.

If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) and need advice over the phone, call the dedicated hotline: 1800 675 398.

Help protect other people's health:

Information on visiting loved ones and/or providing care services are available here.

International travellers:

All travellers arriving at Victorian maritime ports from overseas, will go into immediate quarantine for 14 days.

International air travel into Victoria is currently suspended.

For more information use this link.

Stay informed:

Visit the DHHS website dedicated to coronavirus (COVID-19): www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Call the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline if you suspect you have coronavirus (COVID-19) on 1800 675 398.

VicEmergency website and app.

DHHS Facebook and Twitter.

VicEmergency Facebook and Twitter.

Accessibility:

The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.

To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline.

Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources are available here.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline.

More details at emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/14400/moreinfo

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