New changes have been introduced to slow the spread of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.
This means that you cannot leave your home unless you are doing it for one of the five following reasons:
- shopping for necessary goods and services
- care and caregiving
- authorised work and permitted study
- to get a COVID-19 vaccination
For the most up to date information and advice visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, please call the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Only use Triple Zero (000) for emergencies.
Information in your language
The Health translations website has the definitive collection of COVID-19 resources that is updated daily. These include critical fact sheets, videos, and posters currently available in 70 languages. You can access these resources here.
Help to protect yourself
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover quickly and easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.
The Department of Health website has useful resources to help you understand if:
How to look after your mental health
Psychologists from the TAC's Clinical Panel have put together some information about how to look after your mental health during the pandemic.