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You can report any breaches in COVID restrictions to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or fill out a form on their website.

Latest information

New restrictions are in place from Friday 11 June:

  • 5 reasons to leave home no longer applies
  • 10km limit increased to 25km - although travel into regional Victoria is not allowed
  • No visitors to homes
  • Masks required indoors and outdoors
  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people
  • Schools resume face to face learning Friday 11 June
  • Funerals limit of 50, weddings limit 10
  • Offices – 25% of workforce can return or cap of 10 – continue to work from home where possible
  • Retail reopen with density limits
  • Hair and beauty reopen for treatments where masks can be worn
  • Swimming pools, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open subject to density limits
  • Community sport can return to training
  • Cafes, restaurants and pubs will open – with strict safety measures like density limits, seated service and QR codes in place
  • With eased restrictions, some businesses still won’t be able to open. A  further $2000 top-up payment may be available to closed businesses

Read the full Statement From The Acting Premier for more details.

Public exposure sites

New exposure sites are continually being added.

Stay up to date with the latest information at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

View the NEW exposure sites map which is updated regularly by the Department of Health.

Testing locations 

If you are feeling unwell, please get tested.  

Find all the local testing sites, opening hours and estimated wait times online.

Latest advice

If you visited any of the exposure sites listed on the Victorian Health Department website you should get tested immediately.

Even if you have not been to any of these sites, if you have any symptoms you should get tested and isolate until you get a negative result.

You can find out more about where to get tested online.

A new Call-to-Test serviced will enable vulnerable people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons to get tested at home. Read more about about to access this service.

Testing is at the following sites:

  • Mernda Station in Schotters Rd, Mernda from 8am to 5pm 
  • Northern Hospital at 187 Cooper Street, Epping from 7am to 8pm
  • 4Ctye Pathology at 52 Childs Road, Epping 8am to 6pm

Find all the local testing sites and estimated wait times online.

You can pre-register for a COVID-19 test at some locations to save time. Fill out the online form. Check which centres are using the registration form.

Call 1800 675 398 for more information or 

Read more on the DHHS website.

Some people are eligible for an in-hometest. Call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 4 and then option 5 to find out if you are eligible for this Call-to-test service.

If you HAVE symptoms, no matter how mild, and get tested you need to STAY HOME until you received your coronavirus test result.

You may be eligible for a Victorian Government payment if you don't have access to sick leave and are required to isolate. More information is available here.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

Those aged 40-49 are now eligible for a vaccine at state-run centres. They can book these by calling 1800 675 398. The line is experiencing significant delays.

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Local testing sites

Council Offices, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang (follow the signs to the PRACC building). This is run by Northern Health.

  • Open: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Available for: AstraZeneca and Pfizer walk-up only Friday 11 June. Bookings from Saturday 12 June onwards. 
  • Closed public holidays.
  • Book online: vaccination.nh.org.au

Epping Memorial Hall on High St, Epping. This is run by DPV Health

  • Open: Saturday 12 June 12pm to 5.30pm, Sunday 13 June from 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Closed public holidays.
  • Available for: AstraZeneca only
  • No booking required.

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

A fitted face mask is required instead of other face coverings because it provides better protection.

You should take the following actions to stay safe:

  • practice good hygiene
  • maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • understand the risk and symptoms
  • help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus.

More information is available here.

Read more on the Victoria Government's website.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

The most reliable information on the coronavirus can be found on both the Victorian and Australian government’s websites.

Victorian Government 
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

1800 675 398

Australian Government
www.health.gov.au or www.australia.gov.au
1800 020 080

Click here to visit the DHHS website for COVID-19 information translated in other languages.

You can call the coronavirus hotline if you have concerns: 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter call 131 450.

Additional resources are available on our website.

 

 

There is information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians on the DHHS website.

There is also information on the Australian Government website: Health.gov.au resources

 

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