The Victorian Government has announced new pandemic orders taking effect from 11:59pm, Thursday 6 January 2022.

A density quotient of one person per two square metres will be required indoors at:  

  • hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, pubs and nightclubs
  • entertainment venues, including arcades and amusement parks, casinos and gaming venues.

The strong recommendation to work from home and study from home for adult education if you can, remains in place.

Changes to the COVID-19 testing system 

People who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be considered probable cases and be subject to the same requirements as confirmed cases from a PCR test. They must isolate for seven days and notify their contacts.

More information on how Victorians can report their RAT result will be on the coronavirus website from 7 January. Information on updated COVIDSafe settings will also be published when the orders come into effect.