Covid Updates

August 19, 2021

Staying Safe

What you can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Carry a face mask when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • Wear a face mask when required, unless a lawful exception applies.
  • If you feel unwell do not go to work.
  • Get tested at a nearby testing location. Return home immediately.
  • If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for test result or you have tested positive and need to self-isolate you may be eligible for a worker support payment.
  • If your condition worsens contact your GP or a health professional. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero, you may need to be admitted to hospital.

Case alerts – public exposure sites

These premises have either had confirmed cases visit during their infectious period or are sites where a confirmed case may have acquired their infection. This does not mean that there is an ongoing risk associated with the premises. You can safely visit the site in line with current restrictions. Search all Victorian public exposure sites in the map or table below. Click here to get view all the present exposure sites.

COVID-19 vaccines

You can get a free COVID-19 vaccination if you are aged 40 years and over. People aged 18-39 can get the AstraZeneca vaccine (only at participating medical clinics, or certain vaccination centres). COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary. The more people who choose to get vaccinated, the greater the protection for those vaccinated and the whole community. The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated against COVID-19 is your doctor/general practitioner (GP). Read more about COVID-19 vaccines here.

Getting vaccinated isn’t just about ‘not catching COVID’, as critically important as that is.
It’s about reclaiming our old lives; the things we once took for granted.

Meeting grandchildren, hugging your mum, catching up with friends.
It’s about music festivals, first dates and dancefloor introductions.
It’s about an end to home-schooling, and hitting the open road.
It’s about safety, certainty, security and regaining control over your life.
It’s about moving away from ‘crisis mode’, so we can get busy building the future we all want.

 

Book your vaccine appointment
Information about how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Who can get vaccinated against COVID-19
Information about the phases of rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Translated information about COVID-19 vaccines

Information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout and safety in Arabic | FarsiTraditional Chinese | Hindi | Simplified Chinese | Macedonian | Punjabi | Urdu

Getting vaccinated protects yourself and your loved ones. When enough of us are vaccinated, life will be better for everyone.

Translated: Arabic | Traditional Chinese | Hindi | Simplified Chinese | Punjabi | Urdu

Access to a translator for the COVID-19 hotline COVID-19 hotline
If you are concerned, call the COVID-19 hotline 1800 675 398 (24 Hours).

Interpreting service
If you need an interpreter, call the COVID-19 hotline 1800 675 398 and press 0.

Triple Zero
Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

 

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