COVID-19 information


The Australian Veterinary Association continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at a national and international level, and will be providing information here as soon as new information is available.


Latest Updates

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As we continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19 in the community, it’s important that you and your practice are prepared. Covid Safe Plans assist with this, outlining a number of measures that you may take to manage the risks.
Victorian essential workers in a veterinary team who are close contacts (meaning household or household-like contacts) may be exempt from quarantine requirements to attend work - so long as a number of conditions are met, and it is necessary for continuity of operations.
An update on the AVA's efforts to increase Rapid Antigen Test access for veterinarians and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry update.
Watch this learning session with information on how to manage leave entitlements for COVID-19.
An update about the AVA COVID Survey and what we are communicating to governments.


11 Jan 2022
The Queensland Government has modified the requirement for critically essential workers. 
The AVA has updated information on how to manage positive cases in veterinary practices.
Watch a new HR seminar on how to manage COVID-19 Vaccine Issues in your workplace.
The Australian Government has reduced restrictions on airlines carrying vaccinated Australians from 1st November 2021. Find details of the latest government advice and FAQs here.

VIC COVID-19 Update

28 Oct 2021
Under the Victorian Government mandatory vaccination COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, veterinary staff should now have received their first vaccination dose. Find out more about the vaccination requirements of workers, working with clients, managing your workplace and pet grooming guidelines here.

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Help is available at any time, day or night on Lifeline 13 11 14 and the AVA Counselling Service 1300 687 327.

BOQ Specialist webinar series: Managing your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic

BOQ Specialist webinars designed to assist you in managing your personal and practice finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.