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Latest information

 

From Friday 25 June restrictions will be eased further. These measures will be in place for at least the next two weeks.

    • Outdoor public gatherings: permitted for up to 50 people
    • Household visitors: up to 15 people (including dependants) per day
    • Workplaces: work from home recommendation has been lifted, office capacity increased to 75 percent or 30 people, whichever is greater
    • Masks: remain mandatory indoors and if you aren’t able to socially distance outdoors
    • Religious gatherings, funerals and weddings: up to a maximum of 300 people (subject to density limits of venue).
    • Hospitality: restaurant and café limits increase to 300 people, subject to density limits. Smaller venues can have up to 25 people before the density quotient applies.
    • Sport: physical recreation and community sporting venue limits have increased – maximum of 300 people indoors and up to 1000 people outdoors, subject to density limits. Maximum group size of 50 people.
    • Entertainment: indoor and outdoor stadium restrictions lifted, subject to density limits. Theatres can reopen with 50 percent capacity limit, up to 1000 people.
    • Hospital and care facilities: up to 2 visitors are allowed in hospital and care facilities at a time, with up to 5 per day. 

Read the full Statement From The Acting Premier for more details.

Public exposure sites

New exposure sites are continually being added.

Stay up to date with the latest information at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

View the NEW exposure sites map which is updated regularly by the Department of Health.

Testing locations 

If you are feeling unwell, please get tested.  

Find all the local testing sites, opening hours and estimated wait times online.

Latest advice

If you visited any of the exposure sites listed on the Victorian Health Department website you should get tested immediately.

Even if you have not been to any of these sites, if you have any symptoms you should get tested and isolate until you get a negative result.

You can find out more about where to get tested online.

A new Call-to-Test serviced will enable vulnerable people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons to get tested at home. Read more about about to access this service.

Testing is at the following sites:

  • Mernda Station in Schotters Rd, Mernda from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Northern Hospital at 187 Cooper Street, Epping from 9am to 5pm 
  • 4Ctye Pathology at 52 Childs Road, Epping 8am to 5pm 

Find all the local testing sites and estimated wait times online.

You can pre-register for a COVID-19 test at some locations to save time. Fill out the online form. Check which centres are using the registration form.

Call 1800 675 398 for more information or 

Read more on the DHHS website.

Some people are eligible for an in-hometest. Call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 4 and then option 5 to find out if you are eligible for this Call-to-test service.

If you HAVE symptoms, no matter how mild, and get tested you need to STAY HOME until you received your coronavirus test result.

You may be eligible for a Victorian Government payment if you don't have access to sick leave and are required to isolate. More information is available here.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

Those aged 40 and over are now eligible for a vaccine at state-run centres. They can book, subject to availability, by calling 1800 675 398.

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Local vaccination sites

Council Offices, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang (follow the signs to the PRACC building). This is run by Northern Health.

  • Open: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Available for: Walk-ins currently not accepted for people under 60 years.
  • Book online: vaccination.nh.org.au

Epping Memorial Hall on High St, Epping. This is run by DPV Health

  • Open: 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Available for: AstraZeneca only
  • Walk-ins and bookings 1300 378 829. Walk-ins currently not accepted for people under 60 years.

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

A fitted face mask is required instead of other face coverings because it provides better protection.

You should take the following actions to stay safe:

  • practice good hygiene
  • maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • understand the risk and symptoms
  • help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus.

More information is available here.

Read more on the Victoria Government's website.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

The most reliable information on the coronavirus can be found on both the Victorian and Australian government’s websites.

Victorian Government 
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

1800 675 398

Australian Government
www.health.gov.au or www.australia.gov.au
1800 020 080

Click here to visit the DHHS website for COVID-19 information translated in other languages.

You can call the coronavirus hotline if you have concerns: 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter call 131 450.

Additional resources are available on our website.

 

 

There is information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians on the DHHS website.

There is also information on the Australian Government website: Health.gov.au resources

 

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