Media release
18 December

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with NSW Health to ensure any people who have visited the high risk locations in NSW immediately get tested and self isolate.

Anyone who was in the Northern Beaches region or other NSW exposure sites on or since Friday 11 December 2020 and is already in Victoria should get tested and quarantine in their home or accommodation for 14 days from the date they left the Northern Beaches.

Anyone who was in the Northern Beaches region or other NSW exposure sites on or since Friday 11 December 2020 and arrives in Victoria after midnight Thursday 17 December 2020, must get tested and quarantine in their home or accommodation for 14 days from the date they left the Northern Beaches.

The Victorian Government will announce further advice for travellers arriving into Victoria from the Northern beaches or other NSW exposure sites after midnight Saturday 19 December 2020 later today.

If you think you may been exposed or have been to these locations then please also contact the Department on 1800 675 398. We will ensure that anyone who has been exposed to this outbreak - regardless of whether you normally live in Victoria, NSW or elsewhere - is supported to safely and appropriately self isolate and get tested.

NSW Health are continually updating their high risk exposure sites and we will advise the Victorian community accordingly.

Anyone from NSW who is in Victoria and who has even the slightest symptoms is urged to get tested immediately. There are almost 200 sites to get tested across Victoria; these tests are free for everyone and you will have your results by the next day.

Information about Covid-19 testing locations in Victoria is available at Where to get tested.

Anyone who has recently arrived in Victoria from NSW can access the exposure sites on the health.nsw.gov.au website.

The DHHS will be conducting spot checks on flights arriving from Sydney to remind passengers that anyone who has visited the Northern Beaches or the other exposure sites must get tested immediately and self isolate.