The stories emerging from some of Victoria’s private aged care facilities in recent days have been deeply concerning and the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government are working closely together to protect residents.
Victoria’s massive team of doctors, nurses and health care workers is growing every day as the fight to slow the spread of coronavirus continues.
The Victorian Government will extend the coronavirus worker support payment to make sure Victorians don’t have to choose between the safety of their workmates and their community – and putting food on the table.
People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will now be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons, following a concerning increase in coronavirus cases in recent days.
Coronavirus testing will be stepped up across regional Victoria this week and a new Geelong-based public health team will be established to help slow the spread of the virus and provide the data we need to inform decisions about restrictions – as the Chief Health Officer expands his recommendation to wear a mask.
The Victorian Government will pause all Category 3 elective surgery in Metro Melbourne, as it continues to prepare the state’s health system to protect Victorians from coronavirus.
Victorians living in metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are now recommended to wear face masks in situations where they are leaving their home and physical distancing is not possible – to help slow the spread of coronavirus in the community.
Residents living in Victoria’s ten restricted postcodes are urged to get tested for coronavirus this week – with new sites being setup as part of a massive effort to prevent further spread of the virus throughout the community.
Victoria will implement mandatory testing for all returned travellers in hotel quarantine. Victoria is the only state that has been testing returned travellers twice – on day 3 and day 11 – but from today, the day 11 test will be a mandatory requirement to be eligible for release after 14 days.
The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks to continue the measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.
From the outset, we have always listened to our medical experts. And they’re telling us we’ve come to a critical crossroads.
Victoria will step-up its targeted coronavirus testing, zeroing in on communities where cases may be more likely or where testing numbers are relatively low – ensuring we have a full picture when it comes to tracking the virus.
Victorians are being urged to keep their health in check during the coronavirus pandemic by continuing to seek medical treatment and general healthcare checks.
Victoria’s dedicated doctors, nurses, midwives and healthcare students will have greater access to additional health and wellbeing services to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Victorians now have easier and fairer access to assisted reproductive treatment after legislation passed today, removing the requirement for women and their partners to undergo police and child protection order checks before accessing treatment.
The Victorian Government is backing nurses and midwives with improved ratios that will see an extra 500 employed in Victorian hospitals and deliver better care to Victorians.
The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep people safe as restrictions are cautiously eased across the state from tomorrow.
The Victorian Government is investing $4 million in energy efficiency upgrades for high-rise public housing estates to improve the amenity for tenants, lower greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.