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Working Together To Protect Our Aged Care Residents

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.

Supporting Victorian Workers To Get Tested And Stay Home

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.

Face Coverings Mandatory For Melbourne And Mitchell Shire

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.

Escalating The Coronavirus Fight In Regional Victoria

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.

Victorian Hospitals Ready To Fight Coronavirus

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.

Face Masks To Help Fight Coronavirus In Victoria

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.

‘Hot Zone’ Residents Urged To Get Tested At New Sites

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.

Mandatory Testing For Returned Travellers

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.

Statement From The Premier

From the outset, we have always listened to our medical experts. And they’re telling us we’ve come to a critical crossroads.

Stepping Up Targeted Testing To Track Coronavirus

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.

More Health Support For Our Frontline Heroes

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.

IVF Now Fairer And Easier To Access For All Victorians

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.