QR CODE check-in is now compulsory. The Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton advised on Friday that the amnesty for QR Code compliance for workplaces has ended and all employees in Victorian businesses must check in daily using the Service Victoria app.

Retail businesses are responsible for ensuring customers, workers, and visitors always check in and that electronic records are up to date.

Failure to comply with record-keeping requirements can result in fines of $1652.

Repeated, blatant or wilful non-compliance can result in further fines of $9913 and up to $100,000 or prosecution in court.

In addition to fines, a business may be issued with an improvement notice or a prohibition order until issues are resolved.

In other COVID-19 news:

State of Emergency extended

The state of emergency declared on March 16, 2020 has been extended throughout the State of Victoria arising out of the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus.

The declaration to extend the state of emergency takes effect from 11:59pm on July 1 and operates until 11:59pm on July 29, 2021. The Chief Health Officer has exercised emergency powers to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Information about current restrictions in place can be found at: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-acting-premier-5

COVID-19 update

Victoria was notified of three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

All the new cases are in returned international travellers in hotel quarantine and include a man in his 30s, a woman in her 30s and a child.

There were no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded yesterday. This is the second day in-a-row of no new local cases.

There were two COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There were 32 active cases in Victoria – 8 are locally acquired and 24 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,713. One historic case was re-classified yesterday.