Media release
30 June 2021

Victoria was notified of two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

One is a locally acquired case linked to the Epping Private Hospital outbreak.

The other case is a man aged in his 50s who is a recently returned international traveller in hotel quarantine.

There was one COVID-19 case in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There were 34 active cases in Victoria – 9 are locally acquired and 25 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,712.

Update: Travel permit changes 

Effective at 11.59pm on 30 June, the Local Government Area of Alice Springs will become a red zone under Victoria’s travel permit system. People arriving from this area on flights scheduled to depart before the red zones come into effect will not be considered red zone arrivals.

Additionally, at 11.59pm on 30 June, Alice Springs will be designated as an orange zone retrospectively between 25 June and the time red zones come into effect.

This means anyone currently in Victoria who has been in Alice Springs at any time since 25 June should isolate, get tested and stay isolated until they return a negative result.

The Perth Metropolitan Region and Peel Region in Western Australia, and 11 Queensland Local Government Areas in South East Queensland plus Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island, are now red zones under Victoria’s travel permit system, effective from 1:00am AEST this morning, Wednesday 30 June.

In addition, the Chief Health Officer has declared the Greater Brisbane orange zone retrospective to 22 June.

This means anyone already in Victoria who was in Greater Brisbane between 22 June and 1:00am 30 June is asked to get tested and isolate until negative.

Around 2,700 SMS messages were sent yesterday to green zone permit holders now in Victoria who were in Greater Brisbane on the above listed dates.

There are 150 authorised officers at Victorian airports today checking travel permits.

If you are a Victorian resident and have been in a red zone since current red zones came into effect, other than for transit, you can obtain a red zone permit to enter Victoria but you must travel directly home, get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

If you are a non-Victorian resident and you have been in a red zone since current red zones came into effect, other than for transit, you cannot obtain a permit and you cannot enter Victoria unless you have an exception or exemption.

If you enter Victoria via a land border from a red zone without a valid permit, you will be sent back. If you enter Victoria at an airport/seaport from a red zone without a valid permit, you will be fined and stay in Hotel Quarantine until return transport is arranged.

You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone. Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria. See more at Victoria's travel permit system.

People entering Victoria with orange zone permits must isolate, get tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.

If you are entering Victoria via a land border with an orange zone permit, you don’t have to get tested at the very first testing centre you pass in Victoria. You have a 72-hour period after arriving and isolating to get a test and stay isolated until negative.

Update: Outbreaks

Yesterday’s new locally acquired case of COVID-19 is a young woman who is a Primary Close Contact of a positive case linked to the Epping Private Hospital outbreak.

She has been in isolation since 15 June and tested positive on a Day 12 test. There are no new exposure sites linked to this case.

Victorian Health authorities continue to manage the Primary Close Contacts associated with a positive case in a flight attendant who worked on a Virgin flight from Brisbane to Melbourne on 25 June.

More than 95 per cent of primary close contacts in Victoria associated with this flight have returned test results – all of them negative. There are a further 15 Victorians identified as Primary Close Contacts from other impacted interstate flights who were referred to the Department. All are isolating.

Victoria continues to manage 6 Primary Close Contacts linked to the Northern Territory gold mine. All are isolating and have tested negative.

The Department continues to manage Primary Close Contacts linked to the Sandringham workplace outbreak.

All remaining exposure sites relating to Victoria’s significant Delta and Kappa outbreaks over the previous five weeks have now expired.

Exposure sites from recent outbreaks will remain published and active.

A full list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts – public exposure sites.

The Department also manages a number of exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures in place, or if they identify small, private locations. 

Exposure sites are regularly reviewed based on intelligence and evidence, following case interviews. 

Current restrictions

From 11.59pm on Thursday 24 June, restrictions were further eased on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

More information can be found at Statement from the Acting Premier.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 20,067 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

This brings the total number of doses administered at these services to 1,079,775.

Victoria's online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Information about Victoria's vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

General advice

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 symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested. 

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

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 
1 0 1 34 0 29,949 7,262,435

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - 7am today)

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

2,727,379

23,362 16.22