A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria from 16 March 2020 until midnight on 13 April 2020 to manage coronavirus (COVID-19).

This provides the Chief Health Officer with additional powers to issue directions to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep Victorians safe.

You can download the Chief Health Officer’s directions on this page.

Restricted activity directions (No 2)

These directions place restrictions on businesses and other organisations, and limit recreational, cultural and entertainment activities. These directions came into force at midnight on 7 April 2020.

Visit the Restricted activity directions - frequently asked questions for more information.

Stay at home directions (No 3)

These directions outline the limitations on leaving home for all Victorians, and provide clarification of previous directions. The Stay at Home directions (No 3) came into force at midnight on 7 April 2020 and replace the Stay at home directions (No 2).

Visit the Stay at home directions - frequently asked questions for more information.

Care facilities directions

This direction replaces the Aged Care facilities direction which restricted entry to all aged care facilities. It extends these restrictions to care facilities, including alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, disability residential care and homelessness residential facilities. They came into force at midnight on 7 April 2020.

Visit the Restricting access to care facilities - frequently asked questions for more information.

Direction and Detention notice

This direction is issued to people arriving in Victoria from overseas and advises them they must go into immediate compulsory quarantine for 14 days.

Visit the Information for overseas travellers page for more information.

Revocation of airport arrivals and cruise ships directions

This direction revokes the Airport arrivals and Cruise ship docking directions, recognising that both have now been superseded by the compulsory quarantine Direction and Detention notice.

Airport arrival directions

This direction compels passengers arriving on flights from overseas into Victoria to enter a period of compulsory self-isolation as a precaution against spreading coronavirus. It has now been replaced by the compulsory quarantine Direction and Detention Notice.

Visit the Information for overseas travellers page for more information.

Cruise ship docking directions

This direction compels passengers disembarking from cruise ships in Victoria to enter a period of compulsory self-isolation as a precaution against spreading coronavirus. It has now been replaced by the compulsory quarantine Direction and Detention Notice.

Visit the Information for overseas travellers page for more information.

Isolation on diagnosis directions

These directions make it compulsory for anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus to go into isolation for a minimum period, and to meet other compulsory conditions before being able to resume normal activities. They came into force on 25 March 2020.

Visit the About coronavirus page for more information on isolation.

Hospital visitors directions

These directions restrict entry into hospitals to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus among hospital patients and staff. Paid workers and volunteers can enter as usual, but there are restrictions on the age and number of visitors for patients, and limits on the duration of visits. They came into force at midnight on 23 March 2020.