Covid 19 Updates- 11.1.2022

Current restrictions in Victoria

Visit the Coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for more information on current Victoria restrictions.Your COVID ChecklistWhat to do if you test positive to COVID-19 or if you've been told you are a contact. Visit the coronavirus.com.au website for more information.Rapid antigen testsAdvice for Victorians on when and how to use rapid antigen tests can be found at the coronavirus.com.au website.Under new pandemic orders that came into effect at 11.59pm on 6.1.2022, people who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be considered probable cases and be subject to the same requirements as confirmed cases from a PCR test – they must isolate immediately for seven days and notify their contacts. It will be mandatory to report the result of a positive RAT to the Department of Health through an online form or by phone – ensuring people can access the care and information they need, including monitoring for worsening symptoms and financial support for isolation. A full Media Release from the Premier of Victoria can be downloaded here.Confirmed case in the workplace- Updated 31/12/2021Information and advice for businesses who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace. Visit coronavirus.com.au for more information on what to do. 

Unpaid pandemic leave in awards
The Commission has extended the entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave under Schedule X, with the provisions now ending in most awards from 30 June 2022. The entitlement to take annual leave at half pay hasn’t been extended and will end on 31 December 2021. Visit the Fairwork website for more information..Density restrictions return for indoor entertainment and hospitality venuesVictorian Health Minister Martin Foley has announced a density limit of one person per two square metres will return to indoor entertainment and hospitality venues in Victoria. Visit the 9News website to watch the full update.

Covid-19 Test and Isolate Protocols
This fact sheet provides information about COVID-19 Test & Isolate National Protocols from 1 January 2022. You can download the Factsheet here..

More detailed information on any of these points can be found at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/