Victoria, Australia will lift some mandatory restrictions that unvaccinated people are currently blocking from retail, weddings, funerals, prayers, and real estate services that are not mandatory.
Health Minister Martin Foley will sign a new pandemic order to that effect on 15 December under the new Public Health and Welfare Act. The law goes into effect at 11:59 pm and lasts until January 12.
Children under the age of 18 will no longer need to present proof of vaccination status at venues, including hospitality.
However, there are still some prerequisites for regulars in hair salons, beauty salons, restaurants, bars and cafes to be vaccinated as a condition of admission.
The vaccination rate in Victoria was 91.8% as of December 13 (pdf), A disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus in the state that currently manages 365 inpatients with COVID-19.
Approximately 3.3% of the more than 10,700 confirmed cases are treated in the hospital and approximately 84 are managed in the intensive care unit.
It has the highest number of hospitalizations in Victoria since November 16th, when 394 people were hospitalized.
The average 7-day hospital stay has also increased to 335.
The tester processed 77,066 results on 14 December and 10,781 were vaccinated at the state hub.
The Omicron incident was confirmed to have attended the Sircuit Bar in Fitzroy from 9 pm to midnight on December 10th and at the Collingwood’s Peel Hotel from 11:30 pm to 3 am.
It is estimated that at that time, about 410 people were in Silk It and another 320 were in Peel Hotel.
Everything is considered close contact and should be immediately PCR tested and quarantined at home for 7 days if fully vaccinated, otherwise 14 days.
Regular customers who entered Silkit between 6 pm and 9 pm were also contacted and asked to self-confirm if they were there after 9 pm, until authorities gave negative results. We strongly recommend that you be inspected and quarantined.
“We are still learning more about this variant, so we are taking careful steps to ensure the safety and health of everyone in the community,” the Department of Health said on December 15.