Current restrictions and requirements
The Victorian Premier's latest announcement specified the further easing of current restrictions and requirements from 11.59 pm on Friday 22 April.
The key changes in this announcement are:
- Removal of the double vaccine requirement. Victorians won't be required to have two vaccine doses or show their vaccination status before entering venues.
- Masks will no longer be required in primary schools, in early childhood settings, or retail settings or events.
- Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine, provided they wear a mask and avoid sensitive settings. They must also conduct five rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the course of seven days.
- International travellers who are symptom-free will be recommended, but not required, to undertake PCR or rapid tests on arrival and unvaccinated travellers will no longer need to complete seven days' quarantine
Please view the Victorian Government website for the full list of current restrictions and requirements.
Future restriction changes
Restrictions may continue to change dependent on hospitalisation rates and the spread of new variants. Updates will be published on the State Government website.
The Victorian Premier announced changes to testing and isolation requirements from 1 January 2022 to focus on those at the highest-risk.
Rapid antigen tests can be used to display a result within 15 minutes.
Standard PCR tests also continue to be available. Find your nearest site using COVID Victoria's interactive map.
Local Government vaccination services are not currently involved in providing COVID vaccinations.
Please refer to the State Government website for information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and how to book a vaccine appointment.
We will also be listing the details of additional pop-up vaccination clinics in the Casey area on our community resources page.
If you don’t have internet access or just prefer to speak to a person, then please call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080.
Exposure sites in Casey
The Victorian Premier announced on 18 November 2021 that exposures sites will no longer be published.
Instead, the Department of Health will use the new alert function in the Service Victoria app or direct SMS message to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present - such as restaurants, gyms and nightclubs - and advise them to get tested.
COVID Safe Plan
Mental health resources
If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, there are mental health resources available.
Lifeline Australia – Lifeline is a crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe. Visit the Lifeline website or call on 13 11 14.
Beyond Blue – Beyond Blue is a mental wellbeing support service. Visit the Beyond Blue website or call on 1800 512 348.