Industry Recovery and Engagement – Update

The Acting Chief Health Officer has provided advice that while some key measures can be safely lifted, others should remain until the end of Winter.

From 11.59pm Friday 24 June, the following changes to the Pandemic Orders come into effect:

  • Masks must still be worn on public transport, taxis, ride shares, and planes, but will no longer be required at airports. Masks are also still required in sensitive settings such as hospitals and care facilities.
  • Positive cases must still isolate for seven days from the day they took their test but may now leave home to drive a household member directly to or from education or work without leaving their vehicle. They can also leave home to get medical care, a COVID-19 test, or in an emergency, including the risk of harm.
  • Government imposed third dose mandates in education, food distribution, meat and seafood processing and quarantine accommodation sectors will be lifted. In line with other jurisdictions around Australia, COVID-19 vaccination policies will be the responsibility of individual workplaces to consider as part of their workplace conditions.
  • Rules requiring general workers to work from home unless they are double-vaccinated are lifted. Employers can consider setting COVID-19 vaccination policies as part of their own workplace conditions

For more information, you can visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or you can call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

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