Covid-19 Updates: Victorian Travel Permit System & Facemask update

Victorian Travel Permit System

Western Australia update- With Western Australia (WA) recording a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) and a number of WA areas entering lockdown from 6:00pm WA time on Sunday 31 January, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared the following:
  • From 9:00pm Victorian time on Sunday, 31 January, the Perth metropolitan area, the Peel region and the South West region of Western Australia will move from a green zone to a red zone under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system.
New South Wales
Following continued low community transmission and exposure risk, from 6:00pm on 29 January 2021 the last red zone in New South Wales transitioned to an orange zone, allowing anyone from New South Wales with a permit to enter Victoria.

Queensland
Queensland zone changes- Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has now declared all areas of Queensland to be green zones.

Visit the Coronavirus.com.au website for more up to date information regarding restrictions.

Facemasks
Please visit the Coronavirus website for up to date information about wearing face masks at work and when volunteering in Victoria. Please note that as of 11:59pm on 3 February 2021 new statewide restrictions are in effect. These changes include:
  • Face masks are mandatory in public indoor spaces. If you have visitors in your home, it is strongly recommended that face masks are worn during the visit.  
  • Face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces apart from when eating or drinking. If you are planning to leave your home – take a face mask.  
  • In addition to indoor public spaces, face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations:
    • on public transport
    • when riding in a ride share or taxi
    • on domestic flights to and from Victoria
    • at airports
    • in hospitals
    • when working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities.
  • You must always carry a face mask with you 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.