Victoria will take another major step towards normality next week when the Pandemic Declaration finally ends.
After 935 days, since the public health order was first enacted, the premier has confirmed that from next Thursday the special powers will all be over.
This includes mandatory isolation if you return a positive test.
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The move follows last Friday's announcement, that all states and territories will abolish isolation rules for positive COVID cases from next Thursday.
Premier Dan Andrews congratulated Victorians on a job well done.
“Victorians have done an amazing job over the last three years – and this new framework will give people the choice to do what is right for them and their community following the unanimous decision taken at national cabinet,” he said in a statement.
– Premier Dan Andrews
Proof of vaccination will still be required in health settings, however jab mandates will be unenforceable, although government departments and private sector employers will be able to set their own rules if they want.
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