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Vaccinated Economy - Information for Visitors to Victorian Public Galleries 

Victoria will move to a Vaccinated Economy when 70% of people aged 16+ are double dose vaccinated against COVID-19, as outlined in Victoria’s Roadmap to Delivering the National Plan. At this threshold, significant parts of the economy will reopen to the fully vaccinated. 

For galleries in regional Victoria, the Vaccinated Economy will begin when the 70% double dose vaccination threshold is met (from 11:59pm Thursday 21 October).

In metropolitan Melbourne, the Vaccinated Economy will begin at galleries when the 80% double dose vaccination threshold is met (approximately 5 November).

When visiting a public gallery in Victoria all visitors aged over 16 will need to have received both COVID-19 vaccinations and provide verification of their vaccination status. 

Acceptable proof of vaccination status (with proof of ID) includes: 

•    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app.
•    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet
•    Official Australian Immunisation Register certificate
•    Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
•    Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID

Please note the following will not be accepted as proof of vaccination status:

•    Vaccine appointment card
•    Valid vaccination documentation without proof of ID
•    Negative COVID-19 test result

HOW TO GET YOUR COVID-19 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE
Visit this website for a step-by-step guide to get your COVID-19 digital certificate OR add your digital certificate to the Services Victoria app: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate 

Once you’ve added your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Service Victoria app, it will show proof of vaccination each time you check into a venue.

Showing your COVID-19 digital certificate is your way of contributing to a safer Victoria for all of us, everywhere.

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.