Residents in Victoria will no longer be required to record their positive Covid-19 results from Thursday.
The major overhaul to pandemic laws comes as premier Daniel Andrews announced the state’s pandemic declaration would come to an end next week.
This means Victorians will no longer be required to isolate after testing positive to the virus.
Victorians have been legally required to record a positive rapid antigen test result via an online form since January following the rampage of the Omicron variant.
A state government spokeswoman told The Age that although it was no longer a legal requirement, it was still encouraged that positive cases let authorities know if they catch Covid.
“We still strongly recommend people isolate if they test positive and record their positive results on the website,” the spokeswoman told The Age.
The state government will still encourage Victorians to let authorities know if they catch Covid, a statement from the government said.
Coronavirus case numbers will be tracked in the background from next week via healthcare workers and via GPs passing test results to the Health Department of patients who test positive.