Media release
27 March 2021

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

This is the 29th 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) 

A reminder that 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, and stay isolated until they get a negative result. To see where to get tested in Victoria, visit Where to get tested.

Queensland Health has listed a number of public 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. 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 site is considered high risk and anyone who attended this venue during this time is required to follow Queensland Health’s advice and immediately isolate for 14 days: 

  • Mamma’s Italian Restaurant at 69 Redcliffe Parade in Redcliffe between 12:30pm and 3:10pm on Sunday 21 March. 

A number of other sites listed the Queensland Health website require you to immediately isolate and get tested if you were in attendance: 

  • Saturday 20 March – Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre (any part of the shopping centre) in Carindale between 12pm and 2.16pm 
  • Saturday 20 March – Market Organics (store only) at 190 Enoggera Road Newmarket between 2.45pm and 3pm. 
  • Saturday 20 March – Baskin-Robbins at 2/489 South Pine Road in Everton Park between 9.20pm and 9.25pm 
  • Sunday 21 March – Genki Mart at 3/24 South Pine Road in Alderley between 10.30am and 10.46am 
  • Monday 22 March – Guzman y Gomez at 400 Stafford Road Stafford between12.20pm and 12.25pm 
  • Monday 22 March – Bunnings at 450 Stafford Road Stafford between 12.40pm and 12.50pm 
  • Thursday 25 March – Aldi Stafford, at Stafford City Shopping Centre 400 Stafford Road Stafford between 8.30am and 8.45am 
  • Thursday 25 March – Nundah Respiratory Clinic at 1270 Sandgate Road Nundah between 11.15am and 11.40am.

While some other sites listed on the Queensland Health website require you only to check for symptoms and get tested if any develop, Victoria requires individuals who have been to these sites to get tested and isolate until they get a negative result even if they have no symptoms. This advice is consistent with the advice that Victoria is providing to all individuals who have been anywhere in the City of Brisbane or Moreton Bay LGAs.

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, the Victorian Department of Health yesterday contacted over 15,000 people who entered Victoria from the City of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region since 12 March to advise them of their obligations. Additional individuals may be messaged in coming days as this data is cross checked with flight manifests. 

Update: Queensland Travel Permit Zone 

The Queensland Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Brisbane and Moreton Bay have been designated an orange zone 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 5,072 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 80,698. 

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

Further easing of restrictions 

COVIDSafe settings have been further relaxed. 

Victorians can 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 still 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 have increased from 50 per cent to 75 per cent capacity, however, the limit of 1000 people per space remains. 

More information is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 10,286 5,357,113

 

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 

1,320,450

18,533 12.87