Media release
28 March 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday and there are no cases currently active.

This is the 30th day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired new cases of COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,483.

Update: Advice for people from Brisbane and Moreton Bay local government areas (LGAs)

Anyone who has entered Victoria from the City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay Region since 12 March must immediately self-isolate, get a coronavirus test within 72 hours of arrival, and stay isolated until they get a negative result. To see where to get tested in Victoria, visit Where to get tested.

Queensland Health have updated their list of exposure sites on the Queensland Government website

Please view this website and check it regularly to see if you have attended any exposure sites in the specified times, and stay alert for any updates. If you have, then contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160 and follow any advice listed on the Queensland Health website.

Currently, the following exposure sites are considered high risk and anyone who attended these venues during the times specified is required to follow Queensland Health’s advice and immediately isolate for 14 days:

  • Saturday 20 March – Shinobi Ramen Noodle shop Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre in Carindale between 12pm and 2.16pm
  • Saturday 20 March – Black Hops Brewery in East Brisbane between 12pm and 2pm
  • Saturday 20 March – Green Beacon Brewing Co in Teneriffe between 2pm and 3.12pm
  • Saturday 20 March – Eatons Hill Hotel in Eatons Hill between 3.44pm and 5.30pm
  • Sunday 21 March – Mamma’s Italian Restaurant at 69 Redcliffe Parade in Redcliffe between 12:30pm and 3:10pm
  • Monday 22 March – PCYC Lawnton in Lawnton between 7.16am and 8.10am

Advice and exposure sites listed on the Queensland website can change frequently so it’s important you check the website regularly.

Using data from travel permits and flight manifests, the Victorian Department of Health has contacted over 21,000 people who entered Victoria from the City of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region since 12 March to advise them of their obligations.

Update: Close Contacts in Victoria

The Victorian Department of Health has identified three individuals in Victoria who were present at the high-risk exposure site in Redcliffe. They are now considered primary close contacts of a positive case and are being supported to isolate for 14 days following their exposure.

They are Victorian residents who were visiting Queensland and returned to Victoria on 22 March. All three travelled together and are known to each other.

These individuals have been tested, with two of the three tests returning a negative result. One result is still pending and is expected today.

We continue to take precautionary public health actions. Interviews have been conducted with the primary close contacts, and their secondary close contacts are also isolating.

Update: Queensland Travel Permit Zone

The Queensland Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Brisbane and Moreton Bay remain designated orange zones under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system.

People entering Victoria from an orange zone (excluding people who have only passed through an orange zone during transit to the airport) must apply for an orange zone permit.

You cannot obtain an orange zone permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms. On arrival in Victoria, orange zone permit holders must immediately self-isolate, get a coronavirus test within 72 hours of arriving, and stay isolated until a negative result is received.

To apply for a travel permit to enter Victoria, visit Service Victoria.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 2,324 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday at hospital vaccination hubs across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered in Victoria over the first four weeks of the program to 84,210.

Victoria is continuing to support the Commonwealth with its vaccination program, with further expansion of the program dependent on vaccine supply.

General advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you are experiencing any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested.

There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts - public exposure sites

Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portal.

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began 
0 0 0 0 0 11,708 5,368,821

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - 8am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours 

1,334,807

14,357 13.35