Get tested if you're feeling unwell

Published on 27 May 2021

Victorian health authorities have reintroduced COVID restrictions in Melbourne after an outbreak in the city's north.

Until the pandemic is over, please remembered it is important to:

  • Get tested straight away if you have any symptoms, such as
    • A fever,
    • Dry couch,
    • Tiredness,
    • Aches and pains,
    • Sore throat,
    • Diarrhoea,
    • Conjunctivitis,
    • Headaches,
    • A loss of taste or smell,
    • A rash on your skin, discolouration of fingers and toes,
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (seek immediate medical help),
    • Chest pain or pressure (seek immediate medical help),
    • Loss of speech or movement (seek immediate medical help),
  • Regularly Check exposure sites for the current outbreak and follow any State Government advice if you've been to an exposure site
  • Make sure you check in using the QR code system at all businesses and venues you visit
  • Stay up to date with the latest advice at the DHHS website.
  • And if you are eligible to be vaccinated, don't wait and book in

Get vaccinated if you can

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available at participating general practice clinics for people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b, which includes all people aged 50 years and over.

The State Government has expanded eligibility for the vaccine to people over 40 from Friday, 28 May.

To find out if you are eligible, and to find participating GP clinics or mass vaccination centres, please visit the Department of Health Website.