COVID-19 Victoria Updates
Reviewed 15 August 2022
Current Public Health Orders & Advice
As of 11:59pm on 22 April 2022, most remaining public health orders in Victoria applicable under the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 have been phased out, including (but not limited to) the Vaccinated Economy, use of the Service Victoria QR Code Check-In system, and removal of quarantine requirements for close (household) contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
From 11:59pm on Friday, 24 June 2022, all general workers may return to the workplace - In line with other jurisdictions around Australia, vaccination policies are now the responsibility of individual workplaces and employers.
Wearing of face masks indoors is highly recommended by the Victorian Department of Health during the 2022 winter season - this remains a requirement on public transport, in rideshare vehicles/taxis and in sensitive settings, such as health and aged care facilities.
The Victorian Government also highly recommends working from home where possible to do so this winter; however, this is not a requirement under current public health directions, as workplaces remain open to the public.
Eligible adults are highly encouraged to seek a fourth booster vaccination against COVID-19 at this time.
For further enquiries regarding COVID-19 regulations applicable to business and industry, please contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15, or visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
SCA (Vic) Apartment Living & COVID-19 Best Practice Guideline (Eighth Edition)
SCA (Vic) has released two Best Practice Guidelines to assist residents, as well as owners corporations in preventing and responding to COVID-19 in strata.
The SCA (Vic) COVID-19 Best Practice Guideline for Residents contains useful information for owner-occupiers or renters living in apartment buildings anywhere in Victoria - this includes:
The safe use and enjoyment of common property and shared facilities
What to do in the event of self-quarantine or testing positive for COVID-19
Useful resources for further information and assistance
The SCA (Vic) COVID-19 Best Practice Guideline for Owners Corporations is designed to assist members of the owners corporation/committee, as well as managers and suppliers with:
Meeting relevant Victorian Government public health guidelines (COVIDSafe planning)
Governing the use of common property
Undertaking owners corporation meetings and voting, either in-person or virtually/electronically
Responding to a confirmed COVID-19 case or self-quarantining resident
Dealing with complaints
Click the images below to access downloadable PDF copies of the SCA (Vic) COVID-19 Best Practice Guidelines:
About COVID-19 (Coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV)
COVID-19 can cause an infection in people, including severe respiratory illness.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of taste and/or smell
Get tested via a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) if you are presenting any of these symptoms, and self-isolate until a negative result is received, or for a period of at least seven days upon receipt of a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.
Should you test positive to COVID-19 via a Rapid Antigen Test, this is counted as a probable case of COVID-19, and must be reported to the Victorian Department of Health, either by calling 1800 675 398, or by completing the corresponding online form.
If you suspect or have received a positive diagnosis for Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Victorian Government’s 24-Hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398, or visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au for information and support.
You can also call the Commonwealth Government's 24-Hour National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080, or visit www.health.gov.au for further information and support.
Both of these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For further enquiries regarding COVID-19 regulations applicable to business and industry, please contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
In an emergency situation, please call 000.
Strata Workforce Arrangements
From 11:59pm on Friday, 24 June 2022, all workers may return to the workplace - in line with other jurisdictions around Australia, vaccination policies are the responsibility of individual workplaces and employers.
The Victorian Government highly recommends working from home where possible to do so this winter; however, this is not a requirement under current public health directions, as workplaces remain open to the public.
SCA (Vic) Events
SCA (Vic) are hosting in-person events in accordance with relevant public health orders, advice and information from Federal and State Government authorities, which may be subject to change at any time.
SCA (Vic) will also aim to deliver certain events online and remotely, including podcasts, webinars, and online resources to further support our members.
Further information, advice and resources about COVID-19