An update from melba on COVID-19 impacts- 2 May


As information is changing our advice for the best current information you look at the Victorian Government Coronavirus website as it is being updated regularly when required.

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/


The recent change to the isolation and testing requirements of a contact.

In brief, as of April 23rd you no longer need to isolate if you are able to test, wear a mask at indoor venues outside your home and not attend hospital’s care facilities unless you have an exemption to be there. For more information use go to Checklist for COVID contacts .


Translated information about COVID-19 This link has key messages and fact sheets in 34 languages for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals, and industry. It includes information on 'understanding what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19' and 'understanding rapid antigen tests'.


Rapid Antigen Tests and our thanks We are continuing to provide a supply of RATs to each house.​​​​​​​We thank all of you who are completing RA tests and supporting people to complete them. If the result was positive it is required to be logged at Report COVID positive. Reporting on this site enables linkage to government support.

Remember, if you feel unwell, please stay at home, and get tested, even if you have been vaccinated


Vaccinations (https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine)

To prepare for winter, eligible people who have received their primary vaccination and third dose will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccine ‘winter dose’. Those eligible include:

  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities (including those under 65 years)

  • Adults aged 65 years and older

They can receive their winter dose 4 months after receiving their third dose, or from 4 months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection if infection has occurred since the person’s third dose.

Read more about who can get vaccinated and which medical conditions should be considered before vaccination


For booking of third or fourth dose ( if eligible) you can


Proof of Vaccination

Whilst QR coding is no longer required, you will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated to enter some venues. To make things easier, get your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and link it to the Service Victoria App. People with valid medical exceptions issued by an authorised medical practitioner and children aged under 16 are excepted.


Helpful instructions about showing proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Please refer to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-vaccine-certificate


Finally

​​​​Please, if you have any questions, or need help, we encourage you to speak with your Regional General Manager.

Take care,

Hayley


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