Victoria COVID-19 testing, rules changes

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FROM 11.59PM, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6:

* People who return positive rapid antigen test (RAT) result in Victoria classified as a "probable" case

* Figures reported alongside "confirmed" polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test cases

* Probable cases must notify their contacts and self-isolate for seven days from when they test positive

* Can access the same services and supports as those who test positive with PCR result

* Not recommended to get a PCR test to confirm positive result, unless they have no symptoms and are not a contact of a positive case

* Mandatory to report positive RAT result to Victoria's health department through online form or by phone

* Online form is expected to go live on Friday

* Density quotient of one person per two square metres reinstated in hospitality, entertainment venues

* Seated service-only still recommended for entertainment and hospitality venues, and for patrons to avoid dancefloors

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