Most COVID-19 restrictions eased across Victoria

Wednesday 27 April 2022

With almost 70 per cent of adults having received their third dose, Victoria will move into winter with most restrictions removed.

What’s changing?

As of 11:59pm on Friday 22 April the following changes are in place:

  • Vaccination status no longer needs to be shown at any venue.
  • QR code check-in is no longer required.
  • COVID-19 marshals are no longer required.
  • Masks are no longer required in:
    • primary schools
    • early childhood centres
    • hospitality and retail venues
    • at events of any size
  • Household-like contacts are no longer required to isolate for 7 days. These are people who have spent more than 4 hours with a positive case. However, the contact must:
    • Always wear a mask indoors except in their home.
    • Avoid sensitive settings.
    • Take at least 5 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) across the 7 days following contact with the positive case.
  • People are exempt from testing or quarantine for 12 weeks (changed from 8 weeks) if they have had COVID-19.

What stays the same?

COVID-19 positive people are still required to isolate for 7 days following a positive result.

What about vaccination?

It’s still important to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19.


You can also go to local GPs, pharmacies, and health centres in Yarra to get your vaccine.

For example, COVID-19 vaccines are available at North Richmond Community Health 3 days a week from Wednesday to Friday. Find out more information at their website.

Third doses:

If you’re 16 and over and you have received your second dose 3 or more months ago, you can have your third dose now.

You can get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for your third dose regardless of the vaccine you received for your first two doses.

Fourth doses:

To prepare for winter, eligible people will be able to receive an additional fourth dose to boost their protection from COVID-19. Those eligible are:

  • adults aged 65 years and older
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.

Further vaccination opportunities for residents of our Public Housing High-Rise Estates:

cohealth will be running COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics for all Collingwood and Fitzroy Public Housing High-Rise Estates.

Both sites welcome people aged 5 and over for the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents will be able to get their first, second or third dose of the vaccine.

Flu vaccines are also available to anyone eligible under the National Influenza Program.

There will be walk in opportunities on Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 5 May from 12 noon to 6pm at:

  • 240 Wellington Street, Collingwood
  • 229 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
  • 253 Hoddle Street, Collingwood

There will be walk in opportunities on Friday 13 May and Saturday 14 May from 12 noon to 6pm at:

  • 95 Napier Street, Fitzroy
  • 125 Napier Street, Fitzroy
  • 90 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
  • 140 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy


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