At Friday 1 October 2021, Victoria recorded 1,143 new local cases with at least 74% of Victoria's hospitalised with COVID-19 not had a vaccination.As a result, every person on Victoria’s authorised worker list must now have:
- 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose by 15 October 2021 to continue working on site.
- 2nd and full vaccination by 26 November 2021.
- You can leave home if there is an emergency.
- You can leave home if there is family violence or violence by another person in the home, and you are at risk. If you are stopped by police, tell them you are feeling unsafe at home and they will help you. Safe accommodation and support for family violence is available. Call safe steps on 1800 015 188 or email email@example.com for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- If you need to leave home, you must wear a face mask, unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so.
Other ways to stay safe
- Always wash your hands before you leave, and when you return home.
- Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Never, ever go out if you are unwell unless it is to get tested.
- After you get tested, you must go straight home.
- Remember that the most important thing you can do is get tested, even if you have the mildest of symptoms.
- Get vaccinated.
To learn more about Victoria's restrictions
- Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. International, interstate and mobile callers can phone (+613) 9096 9000.
- For up to date information, Department of Health's website in English or
- Other Languages
- Read more about Metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire, Moorabool Shire, City of Greater Shepparton and City of Latrobe
- Read more about Regional Victoria restrictions
- Read 1/10 Statement from Premier Daniel Andrews
- Read 1/10 COVIDSafe Reopening For Victorian Construction
Relief and Community Support links:
- What to do if you are a close contact
- Financial support for coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Isolation and quarantine – extra help and support
- Mental health resources
- Mental health support services
- Information for people with disability - coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Emergency relief packages
- COVID business information
- COVIDSafe religion and ceremony guidance
Exposure sitesThere are new coronavirus exposure sites across Melbourne as well as some regional areas. If you, or your friends or family, went to any of the exposure sites listed here at the times indicated, please follow the advice given for that particular site.
VaccinationsGetting vaccinated is our way out of this pandemic. The best vaccine you can get is the one that you can get today.
Is it true? With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. That's why accurate, evidence-based answers to questions is available about COVID-19 vaccines.
Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines – Is it true?
Have you booked your vaccine? Everyone in Australia can get the vaccination when it's their turn. Currently in Victoria, anyone aged 40 or over is eligible for the free vaccine, along with people with particular underlying conditions.
Resources for disability service providersThis Federal Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 vaccine webpage has comprehensive information and resources for people with disability. This includes a readiness toolkit with resources designed to assist disability service providers during the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
Immediate Eligibility for NDIS participants and carers aged 16 years and overAll National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants aged 16 years and over and carers aged 16 years and over of NDIS participants of any age became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from 8 June. NDIS participants will be able to find a vaccination site using the Department of Health's eligibility checker.
AUST | GOV | Arm yourself against COVID-19The Australian Government has launched a new campaign to encourage eligible Australians to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Arm Yourself campaign urges Australians to protect themselves, their loved ones, the people they care about, and the wider community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker in 15 languages to find out when you can book your vaccination and arm yourself.
VIC | GOV | It's a no brainer Vaccination VideoThursday Island resident Elsie Seriat OAM is a proud mum, runner and graduate from the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. In a new video, she explains how important it is to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19 by getting the vaccine when you can.
The video is part of a raft of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples explaining the importance of the vaccination. You can browse other resources here.
VIC | VCOSS | Getting Back To The Good Things and Performance Of A Lifetime Vaccination VideosThe Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) videos feature ordinary Australians talking about the special moments in life they are looking forward to when life can be 'normal' again.
- Watch 'Getting back to the good things' (1 min) is available in English and 10 other languages.
- Watch 'performance of a lifetime' (2 mins)
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) worked with local community leaders to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated protects yourself and your loved ones. When enough of us are vaccinated, life will be better for everyone.
MELB | NWMPHN | Goodbye COVID Vaccination Video
Goodbye COVID videos are in 20 languages, along with scripts and more information.
AUST | GOV | CALD and Aged Care vaccination videosWatch new videos from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members speaking in Mandarin, Cantonese, Nepali, Vietnamese and Dinka about why they got their COVID-19 vaccine.
Aged care residents have also shared their experience getting the COVID-19 vaccines. Videos come with captions in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean and Vietnamese.
AUST | GOV | Showing proof of vaccinationAfter you get vaccinated, your vaccination provider adds your details on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) within 10 days. Most people can get their proof using their Medicare online account through myGov. You just need to make sure you’ve got a myGov account set up and that you’ve linked it to Medicare.
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