Please Note: The information here is for the benefit of U3A Members and mostly comes from the Chief Health Officer Daily Updates, or Premier’s Website. It is not an interpretation, or about the future unless this is contained in the Chief Health Officer Advices. Please use Links provided to find more information and you’re also strongly encouraged to research information yourselves.
Updated 8 January 2022
Mandatory reporting of positive Rapid Antigen Tests
From today, anyone who tests positive on a Rapid Antigen Test is considered to be a probable case of COVID-19 and must immediately isolate for seven days and notify their contacts – just like those who test positive on a PCR test.
Anyone with a positive Rapid Antigen Test must report their result online at Reporting your result or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Interpreter services are available by selecting Option 0.
For more information, refer to Nine easy questions for rapid COVID response.
Density requirements for indoor venues
There is a density limit of 1 person per 2 sqm in all indoor areas in hospitality venues (e.g. restaurant, bars, and nightclubs) and certain entertainment venues (karaoke, arcades, escape rooms, adult entertainment, gaming, bingo and the casino). Other entertainment venues do not have a density limit (such as theatres, cinemas, galleries, concerts).
For more information, see Sensible steps to reduce testing queues and transmission.
U3A Bendigo Activities
All being well, U3A Bendigo’s Activities will recommence from our Enrolment Day, Thursday 27 January 2022, 10am-2pm where all COVID-Safe restrictions will be followed.
Caps on numbers of members in addition to our Convenors in each of the rooms at St Mary’s and the hall, will be adhered to
Safety remains our top priority, so please make sure to respect social distancing rules, sign in using the QR code, wear a mask and use sanitiser regularly.
Importantly, please don’t attend if you’re unwell.
We understand U3A Bendigo is important to you, so please stay connected via the usual channels and check our website for up-to-date information. More information about the easing of COVID restrictions across regional Victoria is https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-restrictions-lift-regional-victoria-0
Please keep in touch with your Convenor regarding start dates for your activities.
We will continue to follow State Government advice and we look forward to welcoming you at St Mary’s, where we all need to work to maintain a COVID-safe environment.
Cleaning, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements will continue to apply to all venues and facilities with on-site operations.
All members are required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service and to ensure that attendance records are maintained.
– If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, please do not join a U3A Bendigo Activity. Please get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until a negative test result is given.
More information can be found at While Risks Remain, Victoria Can Take Cautious Steps Ahead.
and at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings
The U3A Bendigo Team