Victoria’s pandemic declaration will end but vaccine mandates for some healthcare workers are here to stay, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.
Victoria’s COVID-19 declaration to end
Victoria’s pandemic declaration is set to expire, with the state to become the nation’s first to scrap mandatory COVID-19 isolation.
From 11.59pm on Wednesday, the pandemic declaration will lapse and Victorians will no longer have to isolate after testing positive for the virus, with people instead strongly recommended to self-quarantine.
Victoria and other jurisdictions unanimously agreed at national cabinet last week to ditch mandatory COVID-19 isolation from October 14.
But the Victorian government opted to end the requirement early rather than extend the declaration by 24 hours.