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COVID-19 Information

Updated 22 April, 2022

To ensure that our community has access to up to date information relating to COVID cases in Latrobe City, please refer to the following resources.

Follow the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) on social media.  www.facebook.com/Gippsland-Region-Public-Health-Unit-132585535647242/

The GRPHU is responsible for managing and responding to public health issues in Gippsland. The Health Unit’s current focus is on the management of COVID-19 in our community. You will find up to date information on exposure sites and testing locations across Latrobe City.

The Department of Health has a designated COVID-19 page which is a source of information for all things COVID related including testing locations and vaccination appointments.
www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-victoria

Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions will be eased across Victoria from 11.59pm Friday 22 April, 2022.

Latrobe City will follow the Minister for Health's changes to pandemic orders as outlined below.

  • Patrons will no longer be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
  • The requirement for staff and patrons of venues to check-in using the Service Victoria app will end, with operators not required to keep any attendance records or maintain a COVID-19 Check-in Marshal.
  • The existing two-dose and three-dose vaccination mandates for workers are retained.

Face masks

  • Face masks will no longer be required in hospitality, retail settings, early childhood settings or at events of any size.
  • Face masks will still be required on public transport and at airports – excluding airport workers who aren’t public facing – and in sensitive health, aged care and justice settings.
  • Face masks are strongly recommended when you can’t physically distance.

Quarantine and isolation

  • Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a face mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.
  • People are exempt from testing or quarantine for 12 weeks if they’ve had COVID-19 – up from 8 weeks.
  • The essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis is retained.

Workplace contacts

  • Individuals will be required to notify their workplace contacts, in addition to informing their social contacts.
  • Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker.
  • It is recommended to work from home if you're a close contact exempt from quarantine.

Events

  • Events with more than 30,000 people will no longer require public health pre-approval.

International travellers

  • International travellers who are symptom-free will be recommended but not required to get a PCR or rapid test on arrival, and unvaccinated travellers will no longer complete seven days’ quarantine. Pre-departure tests for unvaccinated air crew will also be lifted.

COVIDSAFE plan

  • All workplaces will still require a COVIDSafe Plan.

Victoria continues to monitor epidemiological conditions and work with other jurisdictions and to ensure COVID settings are aligned. See more information at coronavirus.vic.gov.au

 

Exposure Sites (Council Facilities)

Contact tracing will no longer be mandated as per the above pandemic orders. This means exposure sites will no longer be tracked and listed after 11.59pm on Friday 22 April, 2022.
 

Book your vaccine

www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

24/7 Coronavirus Hotline – Department of Health
1800 675 398

If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Testing Sites

If you live in a remote or regional part of Victoria and cannot leave home to attend a testing site, you should contact your GP, community health service or local hospital for assistance and to discuss options available to you.

For more information about what’s available near you, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or visit the Department of Health website or the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit.

Follow the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) on social media to also view testing locations across Latrobe City.
 

COVIDSafe Settings

For the most up to date information about current restrictions for Regional Victoria, please go to the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus website.

 

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