From Thursday, Victorians will no longer need to record their positive Covid-19 results.
The major overhaul of pandemic laws comes as Premier Daniel Andrews announced the state’s pandemic declaration will end next week.
This means Victorians will no longer need to self-isolate after testing positive for the virus.
Victorians have been required by law to record a positive rapid antigen test result via an online form since January following the ramp-up of the Omicron variant.
A spokeswoman for the state government told The Age that, although it is no longer a legal requirement, positive cases are still encouraged to report to the authorities if they contract Covid.
“We continue to strongly advise people to self-isolate if they test positive and to record their positive results on the website,” a spokeswoman told The Age.
The state government will continue to encourage Victorians to report to the authorities if they contract Covid, the government said in a statement.
The number of coronavirus cases will be tracked in the background from next week with the help of health professionals and general practitioners, who will pass on the results of tests of patients who test positive to the Department of Health.