Current restrictions and requirements
The Victorian Premier's latest announcement specified changes to current restrictions and requirements from 11.59 pm on Wednesday 12 January.
These include, but are not limited to:
Masks will be mandatory in all indoor settings (excluding private homes) for people aged eight and up.
Workers in key sectors who are already required to be fully vaccinated must get their third dose before being permitted to work onsite.
Hospitality venues will be asked to keep a density limit of 1 person per 2sq m. And dance floors are to be closed.
People under 18 will no longer be required to show proof of their vaccination status at hospitality venues.
It is mandatory for any positive results on a rapid antigen test to be reported to the Department of Health.
The mandatory vaccination requirement will be removed for all customers in retail, except hair and beauty services, and will also be removed in real estate, places of worship, weddings and funerals.
Please view the Victorian Government website for the full list of current restrictions and requirements.
Future restriction changes
Changes to hospital services
A Pandemic Code Brown has been announced to ensure the best use of hospital resources. The Code starts from 19 January 2022 and is estimated to run for up to six weeks with the possibility for extension.
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. However, their availability is currently limited due to demand.
Standard PCR tests also continue to be available. Find out where to get tested in Casey.
Read in-depth information about the testing process on the State Government website.
Local Government vaccination services are not currently involved in providing COVID vaccinations.
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.