Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been advised that the Victorian Government agreed to make further amendments to the pandemic orders that from 11.59pm on Thursday 8 September,

the self-isolation period for positive COVID-19 cases who don’t have symptoms on day five of their isolation will reduce from seven to five days – excluding people who work in high-risk settings. The requirement to wear masks on domestic flights will also be lifted. More details on the changes below.

Sensible Changes To Pandemic Orders
From 11.59pm on Thursday 8 September, the following changes apply:
• the self-isolation period for positive COVID-19 cases who don’t have symptoms on day five of their isolation will reduce from seven to five days – excluding people who work in high-risk settings
• the requirement to wear masks on domestic flights will also be lifted.
Additional self-isolation requirements
The new orders around the self-isolation period for positive cases include some additional requirements to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Anyone leaving isolation after five days cannot visit or work at a sensitive setting – such as hospitals, residential aged care, disability care settings or in-home care for the next two days, or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
Work From Home Recommendations
On 1 September 2022, the Victorian Government announced the work from home recommendation has been lifted.
• Employers and staff may still consider remote working arrangements that are most appropriate for their workplace and employees based on individual requirements.
• It is always important that any employee who has COVID symptoms does a rapid antigen test and stays home.
• To help keep their employees safe, businesses or organisations with on-site operations (including home-based businesses) need to have a COVIDSafe Plan which is regularly reviewed to ensure it’s as up to date as possible.
More information visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or you can call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.