21 Apr 2022

The Victorian Government has announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will be removed from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April 2022.

Changes will include:

Vaccination and check in

  • Patrons won’t be required to have 2 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 2-dose and 3-dose vaccination mandates for workers are still required.

Face masks

  • Face masks will no longer be required in hospitality and retail 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 settings.

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 5 negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.
  • The requirement to isolate for 7 days following a COVID-19 diagnosis remains.

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

COVIDSafe Plans are still required in all workplaces.

For more information, visit High vax rate means most restrictions can safely ease.