Category Archives: COVID-19

Call-to-Test – Reaching out to vulnerable Victorians

The Department of Health and Human Services will be assisting vulnerable Victorians in metropolitan Melbourne with in-home testing to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call-to-Test service will enable some of our most vulnerable to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at home with a qualified health clinician. The service will provide access for […]

Statement From The Premier – August 3

Statement from the Premier – August 3 Yesterday, we asked Victorians to make some big sacrifices. Big, real and meaningful sacrifices. Today, sadly, we need to ask the same of Victorian businesses and Victorian workers. As Premier, I’ve spent every day fighting for workers and fighting for jobs. I understand deeply: a job means financial […]

Melbourne Stage 4, Regional Victoria Stage 3 Restrictions Update

Regional Restrictions – Stage 3 – Statement On Changes From 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster.   This will give our police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions, which will be updated in coming days. From 11:59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay […]

Mandatory masks for regional Victoria and further restrictions for Geelong

Face masks to be mandatory Victoria wide  Due to a large rise in COVID-19 cases across Melbourne and regional Victoria, further restrictions have been announced in line with the advice of the Chief Health Officer. From Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory statewide whenever you leave home – and wherever […]

Homes For Homeless Victorians During Pandemic And Beyond

July 28 – a message from the Premier. At the start of this pandemic, we acted swiftly to support over 2000 Victorians off the streets and into accommodation in vacant hotels – because you can’t “stay home” if you don’t have one and you can’t “stay safe” if you have nowhere to wash your hands. […]

Recommendations for using a Cloth Face mask & FAQs

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July, people living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are now required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons. Residents living in Regional and Rural Victoria are also encouraged to wear a mask if they are in a setting where they are unable […]

Translated COVID-19 Resources – Cloth Masks

The Department of Health & Human Services have developed a number of resources with information on cloth masks, and translated them into multiple languages. You can view these videos using the embedded video player on this page, or visit the playlist directly on the DHHS YouTube Channel. If you, your family or friends are from […]

Escalating The Coronavirus Fight In Regional Victoria – A message from the Victorian Government

17th Jul 2020 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 […]

Supporting The Mental Health Of Young Victorians

Originally posted to: Young people struggling with their mental health during and after the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access targeted, personalised therapy with an innovative new program funded by the Victorian Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today to launch Orygen’s new digital mental health platform for […]

Statement from the Premier – July 07 2020

Originally posted to: Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July. 2020 has not been the year any of us wanted. Cancelled events. Plans put on pause. Uncertainty about what the future […]