COVID-19 information for veterinary practitioners

As announced by the Victorian Premier, the pandemic declaration is no longer in force.

Victorians no longer have to isolate after testing positive to COVID-19, though isolation for positive cases is still strongly recommended.

Every Victorian business or organisation with on-site operations is still expected to keep a COVIDSafe Plan at their workplace and workplaces should regularly review and update their COVIDSafe Plan.

Vaccinations are not mandatory but are recommended. Booster doses are recommended for all individuals aged 16 years and over from 3 months after the last primary dose to maintain an "up-to-date" status (ATAGI statement on defining "up-to-date" status). Powers will exist under OH&S laws and Departmental Secretary Directions to require vaccinations for people in workplaces, including in the public service – allowing employers to decide which measures are most appropriate to keep their workplaces protected against COVID-19.


Call the Victorian Government CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE 1800 675 398 if you have any questions about COVID-19 that are not answered by the information on the following links.

Workplaces Individuals

The information above is for general information only and is not intended to be complete. It is your responsibility to inform yourself and keep updated as circumstances change. Veterinary practitioners should exercise their professional judgment and seek appropriate advice on complying with government rules and guidance in their particular circumstances.

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