End of Restrictions
From 11:59pm, Friday, 22 April, COVID-19 restriction will no longer be required at Dogs Victoria events and venues.
Statement from Dogs Victoria
20 April 2022
Notice to Members – High vax rate means most restrictions can safely ease
Today the Victorian government advised of changes to pandemic orders effective from 11.59pm on Friday 22 April 2022 as per the following High Vax Rates Means Most Restriction Can Safely Ease.
I am pleased to report that the last restrictions applicable to Dogs Victoria events and venues will cease to be required from 11.59pm on Friday 22 April 2022 as part of the Minister for Health’s changes to pandemic orders meaning;
- You no longer have to check in to venues using the Service Victoria app or QR codes
- You no longer have to show an approved vaccination status before entering any venue
- Gate check in marshals are no longer required
Additionally, for your everyday living:
- Masks will no longer be required in primary schools, early childhood, hospitality and retailsettings, or at events of any size. Masks are strongly recommended when you can’t physically distance
- Close contacts
- no longer have to quarantine provided they wear a mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings
- will need to have at least five negative rapid tests over seven days since close contact occurred
- People are exempt from testing or quarantining for 12 weeks if they’ve had Covid
- Individuals will still be required to notify their workplace contacts in addition to informing their social contacts. Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentiallyexposed worker
The Victorian state government will retain a number of critical and common-sense settings including;
- The essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a Covid diagnosis
- Existing two dose and three dose vaccination mandates for workers
- Visitor restrictions in care facilities to protect the vulnerable
- Face coverings will still be required on public transport and at airports and in sensitive health, aged care and justice settings
- All workplaces will still require a COVIDSafe plan
As Covid has not gone away, please continue to do a self check before coming to Dogs Victoria events and venues. If you are experiencing Covid like symptoms, please consider self testing or self isolating for the safety of our members and event or venue attendees.
I would like to thank all members and affiliates for helping Dogs Victoria maintain compliance to the state government pandemic mandates as this ensured our ability to return to and maintain doing the things we love to do with our dogs.
Jason Eggleton | Chief Executive