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Victorian Department of Health

Victorian State Government

The Victorian Department of Health website health services and general practitioners - coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - includes quick reference guide and checklist, guidelines and advice, current COVID-19 case definition, advice for clinicians and health care workers and other fact sheets.

Victorian COVID-19 data dashboard
Victorian additional COVID-19 case data
Victorian Government COVID-19 vaccine data


Chief Health Officer

Weekly Victorian COVID-19 surveillance report


Victorian Government COVID-19 information

Information about antivirals, masks, vaccination, testing and checklists for COVID-19 cases. Includes resources for long COVID, translated information and data.



Vaccination information for healthcare workers


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance note on employment-related matters

The Victorian Department of Health’s 'Advice to Victorian Public Health Services - Managing COVID-19 positive healthcare workers was released on 28 September 2023 and came into effect on 1 October 2023. This document details changes to special paid leave.


Return to work: updated guidance for healthcare workers FAQs

The Victorian Department of Health updated guidance explains the return to work of ‘close contacts’. It also answers the many member questions ANMF has raised in our meetings with the Victorian Government, including the payment of special paid leave when in quarantine.
Return to work: updated guidance for healthcare workers frequently asked questions (updated January 2022)


COVID information for health services and health professionals

Comprehensive resources and links


Clinical guidance and resources

The guidance provides information for a range of clinical settings about PPE levels for all clinical and non-clinical scenarios, student clinical placements, workforce mobility, workforce daily attestations, and visitors.

Guide to conventional use of personal protective equipment

Victorian Government media releases


WorkSafe Victoria - infectious diseases guidance for the healthcare sector

ANMF requested WorkSafe Victoria develop specific guidance for the healthcare sector and healthcare workers.


Aged care

View the Department of Health Residential Aged Care COVID-19 information and resources.


Mental health services resources


Maternity and newborn resources


Maternal and child health nurses and immunisation nurses


Victorian Department of Health fact sheets and guidance

For more clinical guidance and resources visit the Victorian Department of Health page 

Pharmacies employing/engaging nurse immunisers 

DHHS advises pharmacies may employ or engage nurse immunisers who can act under the Nurse Immuniser Secretary Approval to provide immunisation services in the pharmacy or as part of an outreach or mobile vaccination service of the pharmacy or pharmacy depot. However, the nurse immuniser must be a registered nurse, and not an enrolled nurse, and must have completed an approved immunisation training course. The nurse immuniser also needs to have access to a medical practitioner for advice in accordance with the requirements of the Secretary Approval. Pharmacist immunisers cannot supervise nurses or other persons to immunise patients on their behalf.


Receive updates to alerts and newsletters

Subscribe to DHHS Coronavirus update newsletter by emailing and DHHS alerts, advisories, newsletters and digests.


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