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Frankston City Council Sport & Recreation Update

Changes to Covid Restrictions Effective from Fri 22 April 2022 at 11.59pm

Fiona Dalla-Rosa <Fiona.Dalla-Rosa@frankston.vic.gov.au> & Hockey Victoria provided the latest update. Here is a summary of information relevant for PWHA


Dear Sport and Recreation Clubs,

The Victorian Government announced yesterday that with almost 70 per cent of adults now armed with their third dose, most Covid restrictions will be eased.

Effective from this date the following key changes apply:

VACCINATION AND CHECK IN

  • Patrons won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue, including physical recreation facilities.

  • The requirement for staff and patrons of venues to check-in using the Service Victoria app will end, with operators not required to keep any attendance records or maintain a COVID-19 Check-in Marshal.

  • The existing two-dose and three-dose vaccination mandates for workers are retained.

FACE MASKS

  • Face masks will no longer be required in hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size.

  • Face masks will still be required on public transport and at airports – excluding airport workers who aren’t public facing – and in sensitive health, aged care and justice settings.

  • Face masks are strongly recommended when you can’t physically distance.

QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION

· Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine – provided they wear a face mask indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to undertake at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been the self-quarantine period.

· People are exempt from testing or quarantine for 12 weeks if they’ve had COVID-19 – up from 8 weeks.

· The essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a COVID-19 diagnosis is retained.

WORKPLACE CONTACTS

  • Individuals will be required to notify their workplace contacts, in addition to informing their social contacts.

  • Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker.

  • It is recommended to work from home if you're a close contact exempt from quarantine.

EVENTS

  • Events with more than 30,000 people will no longer require public health pre-approval.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

  • International travellers who are symptom-free will be recommended but not required to get a PCR or rapid test on arrival, and unvaccinated travellers will no longer complete 7 days’ quarantine. Pre-departure tests for unvaccinated air crew will also be lifted.

COVIDSAFE PLAN

· All workplaces (including sporting clubs/venues) will still require a COVIDSafe Plan

Whilst the restrictions have eased, it is important to keep COVID safe practices front of mind – this includes having a Covid Safe plan, practicing good hand hygiene, physical distancing and staying at home if you are unwell or have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

For details of the changes to restrictions go to: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/high-vax-rate-means-most-restrictions-can-safely-ease

For more information go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/