MASKS continue to be required in sensitive settings, like hospitals and care facillities. However, from Friday, June 24, mask mandates were lifted inside airports, but must still be worn when travelling on public transport, taxis, ride shares and planes.
Workers who interact with a vulnerable person are still required three Covid vaccine doses. This includes residential aged care and disability care, healthcare, and custodial and emergency services, including police.
Imposed third-dose mandates in education, food distribution, meat and seafood processing and quarantine accommodation sectors have been lifted. Vaccination policies will be the responsibility of individual workplaces.
Positive cases must still isolate for seven days from when they tested positive but may leave home to drive a household member directly to or from education or work without leaving their vehicle. They can also leave home to receive medical care, a Covid test, or in an emergency, including the risk of harm.
Because almost 95 percent of eligible Victorians have received two vaccine doses, rules requiring general workers to work from home unless they are double-vaccinated are lifted. Employers may set their own workplace conditions.
Visitor caps to care facilities, including residential aged care and disability are removed, with residents able to see any number of people as long as they test negative on a rapid antigen test that day.
If a test is unavailable, a person can only be present for limited reasons such as end-of-life visits. Centres may introduce their own visitor rules to respond to local risk.
“These orders mean we can keep in place sensible settings to reduce case numbers and hospitalisations through winter, when the risk of transmission is highest, while allowing Victorians to live safely with COVID-19,” said Victorian Health Minister, Martin Foley.