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Leaving quarantine in an emergency

The severe weather overnight and continuing into today has left over 500,000 Victorians without power. If your safety is at risk, you may leave your home at any time, even if you are in quarantine. In an emergency, call 000.

During an emergency: 

  • You can leave your home during an emergency or if your safety is at risk.
  • You can leave your home to travel to a safer location, such as a hotel or with friends or family, ahead of an emergency.
  • If a fire, flood, storm, power outage or other emergency impacts your health or safety, or the health or safety of someone you live with, you can travel to other accommodation or a friend or family member’s house.  
  • If you need power for life support or a ventilator, you can travel to accommodation or a friend or family member’s house who has power.  
  • If you have been impacted by an emergency and need relief support, contact your local council and they will help you.

My house is unsafe and I am self-isolating because I have coronavirus (COVID-19) or I am close contact. What should I do?

  • You can leave home if your safety is at risk. Contact DH for advice using the number you have been provided with when you were contacted as a positive case or close contact. If you have already left your home or it is not safe to stay at home, contact DH as soon as possible.
  • When leaving your house remember to wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres between you and other people.