Health and Wellbeing

COVID-19 Updates

Summary of restrictions in Victoria from Friday 24 December 2019

Almost all restrictions have eased for fully vaccinated Victorians, but some COVID-19 risks still remain. There are things we can all do to make ourselves and others safer. As you live and work, remember these COVIDSafe principles:

  • Face masks are required indoors (except at home) for everyone aged 8 and above at all times, unless an exception applies.

  • We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask outdoors, if you can’t physically distance, have any symptoms, or if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

  • Carry a mask when leaving home. See the Face masks page for information about where masks are required.

  • Get your next COVID-19 vaccine dose as soon as you are eligible. Get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, you’re at a much higher risk of going to hospital. Book an appointment today.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been advised to get tested by a contact, workplace or school, get a COVID-19 test and isolate until you get a negative result.

  • If you don’t have symptoms and you’re not a contact, we recommend using a rapid antigen test before leaving home if you’re attending big events, sensitive settings or visiting vulnerable people.

  • If you have COVID-19, or you are a household contact, you need to quarantine. If your symptoms get rapidly worse, please seek help. Visit the hospital if it’s an emergency. See Your COVID Checklist for what to do.

  • You can reduce risks by maintaining 1.5 metre distance from others where possible, using hand sanitiser and practising good hygiene.

  • Ventilation and air filtration helps. Consider opening windows to let the fresh air blow through or catching up with friends outside.

  • Remember to check in everywhere every time using the Service Victoria app.

  • Victorians are encouraged to work from home if possible and stick to seated service inside hospitality venues and use dancefloors in well-ventilated outdoor areas.

More information about the eased of restrictions is available here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live

You can find information, updates and advice about the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Victorian government website.

Dari version is available on the following link: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/dari

Pashto version is available on the following link: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/pashto

 

Summary of restrictions in Adelaide

  • Gathering at home cap: 30 (gatherings at residential premises, including residents of residential premises)

  • Masks for high risk settings

  • Masks for personal care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the personal care service)

  • Masks for passenger transport services

You can find more information, update and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) on the South Australian Government website: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/activities-and-gatherings/current-activity-restrictions

 

AMES Australia COVID-19 Updates

AMES Australia also releases a summary of the COVID-19 cases and updates every weekday on our blog. To learn more click here. 

 

Check in with QR codes using the mySA Gov app

SA COVID-19 check inChecking in at venues and facilities helps with contact tracing and keeps South Australia safe and open.

For instructions on how to check in, click here

 

Check in with QR codes using the Service Victoria app

Service VictoriaChecking in at venues and facilities helps with contact tracing and keeps Victoria safe and open.

For instructions on how to check in in Dari, click here

For instructions on how to check in in Pashto, click here.

 

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

For information in Dari, click here.

For information in Pashto, click here.

Advice for parents

How to have a safe and reassuring conversation with your child plus links to helpful resources.

Information in Dari is available here.

 Get tested for COVID-19

 

 Staying safe