Media release
25 March 2021

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

This is the 27th 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: Vaccinations 

A total of 5,471 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 69,592. 

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

As part of the Commonwealth’s vaccination program for group 1B we are vaccinating critical workers, including emergency service workers, lower-risk healthcare workers, food processing workers and transport workers.

Further easing of restrictions 

From 6pm on Friday 26 March, COVIDSafe settings will be further relaxed. 

Victorians will be able to host up to 100 people in their home per day and outdoor gatherings can increase to 200. 

All public and private sector office workers can return to onsite work. Workplaces must have a COVIDSafe Plan and ensure workers can return in a COVIDSafe way with a density limit of 1 person per 2sqm. 

Masks must be carried at all times. Masks are only required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, and in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities and hospitals. Masks are no longer required in retail settings. 

Density limits have been further eased for casinos and nightclubs, as well as gyms and exercise classes.Indoor non-seated entertainment venues will increase from 50 per cent to 75 per cent capacity, however, the limit of 1000 people per space remains. 

More information will be available at Coronavirus Victoria.

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.

Latest statewide numbers (data reported to 11:59pm yesterday):

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 15,446 5,333,027

 

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 

1,286,293

17,535 12.18