Covid 19 Updates- 26.7.2022

Covid 19 Updates

Sensible changes to pandemic orders and public health recommendations and requests came into place at 11:59pm 12 July 2022. These include;

  • The period when someone is considered a recently confirmed case (and therefore exempt from testing and isolation/quarantine requirements) has been revised to four weeks, down from 12 weeks. 
  • Positive cases are still required to isolate for seven days from the day they took their test but an additional reason to leave home has been added – to provide transport for a household member to obtain essential food, only if transport is essential or if other arrangements cannot be made. The infected person will need to remain in the car and wear a face covering at all times.
  • Mask wearing in indoor and crowded settings is strongly recommended to protect yourself and the most vulnerable Victorians through winter – but there are no changes to current face mask requirements with these new pandemic orders.

Visit the Coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for further information on these and other updates.