Covid 19 Updates- 26.10.2021

Restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne
Visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for information on current restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne

Restrictions in regional Victoria 

Visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for information on current restrictions for Regional Victoria

Authorised Workers Vaccination Mandate
The information regarding the requirement for employers to ensure all Authorised Workers are vaccinated is being updated daily.  Visit Information for industry and workers required to be vaccinated | Coronavirus Victoria for updates. The Victorian Government has also released a document to help employers record the information about their workers vaccination status.  It can be found here COVID-19 Vaccination Status Register for the Authorised worker vaccine requirement template.pdf

Restrictions set to ease on 29th October 
With so many Victorians between the ages of 12 and 15 having raced to get the jab, our 80 per cent double vaccination milestone will come early. Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that on Friday 29 October at 6:00pm, Victoria will move forward in opening up and more restrictions will fall away. Read the Media Release from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews regarding the easing of restrictions..
Download the Victorian Roadmap here...


Covid-19 Victoria: Isolation for fully vaccinated close contacts reduced to 7 days
Brett Sutton has made a major change to Victoria’s close contact isolation rules – but only for those fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated primary close contacts will only need to isolate for seven days once lockdown lifts in Victoria. Health Minister Martin Foley unveiled changes to the state’s isolation policy on Monday morning as Melbourne gets ready to reopen on Thursday night. The new rules mean those exposed to a positive Covid case will only need to quarantine for seven days if they return negative test results on both day one and six of their isolation. Read more of this news.com.au article here...
Read the Media Release from Health Minister Martin Foley regarding the changes to isolation.

Confirmed case in the workplace? Information and advice for businesses who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace
What employers need to do if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace: As an employer, when you become aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your workplace, you must respond quickly to limit further exposure and contain potential outbreaks. Visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for information on what steps need to be followed and when.