(1) A pandemic declaration must be in writing and must specify the following—
(a) the area or areas to which the declaration applies, being throughout Victoria or in one or more specified areas of Victoria;
(b) the pandemic disease, or the disease of pandemic potential, to which the declaration relates;
(c) the period for which the declaration continues in force, which must not exceed a period of 4 weeks but may be extended under section 165AE.
(2) If, on the coming into force of a pandemic declaration, a declaration of a state of emergency will cease to be in force under section 165CH(3), the pandemic declaration must include a statement to that effect.
(3) A failure to comply with subsection (2) does not affect the validity of a pandemic declaration.
S. 165AD inserted by No. 53/2021 s. 12.