Victoria will commence receiving new passengers from 7 December 2020. The Victorian government will release further details about the program soon.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for managing mandatory quarantine and emergency accommodation programs as part of Victoria’s public health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The department is responsible for managing three programs that support people to quarantine and self-isolate to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community:
- Mandatory quarantine for returned overseas travellers
- Emergency accommodation for community residents
- Frontline worker accommodation.
Important information for former residents who received a blood-glucose finger-prick test while in quarantine accommodation before 20 August 2020
- Residents who may have had their blood-glucose levels tested while in quarantine accommodation before 20 August 2020 are being contacted by Safer Care Victoria to undergo precautionary screening due to a potential risk of cross-contamination and infection.
- Blood-glucose level testing devices intended for use by one person were used across multiple residents. This presents a clinical risk of cross-contamination and blood borne viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV).
- If you believe or you are unsure if you had this test, please call 1800 356 061 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week).
- There is no risk to current residents in COVID-19 Accommodation or those who were in quarantine from 20 August 2020.
Visit the Safer Care Victoria website for more information.