In this section...
- Ways to reduce your risk of Coronavirus
- Interactive Coronavirus self-assessment
- Slowing the spread of Coronavirus in Victoria
Information and resources to keep healthy and protected during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Department of Health and Human Services website is the best place to receive updates and up-to-date messaging as the situation with COVID-19 continues to change.
Latest health and social distancing advice from Prime Minister, Chief Medical Officer, and the Premier (following on from and in conjunction with established rules):
- Stay at home unless absolutely necessary. There are only four reasons to leave your home: food and supplies, medical care, exercise, and work or education.
- People MUST work from home where you can
- Visits to your premises and having people over to your house must be kept to a minimum and only in very small numbers.
- BBQs, house parties, or get-togethers with friends and family should not go ahead - states and territories will be looking at putting specific measures in place where such things may become a criminal offence.
- The government has restricted gatherings to no more than two people except for members of your immediate household and for work or education.
- People should only be going outside to go to the essential things, not to get together in groups.
- Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms are closed.
If people breach these directions, they face on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses. Larger fines can also be issued through the courts.
The national security taskforce will upgrade the 'do not travel' warning for overseas to a ban on overseas travel effective from midnight 25 March 2020.