The Department of Health and Human Services has clarified its advice for Victorians returning to the state from NSW.
"All travellers returning to Victoria from a 'Green Zone' on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were required to get tested and quarantine for 14 days," a spokesperson said.
"These travellers are required to undertake a test on Day 11-12 of their quarantine.
"Travellers due for their day 11 test should have been advised of this requirement when receiving their initial test and will also have been prompted via SMS (if they provided their correct contact details).
"Anyone deemed to be a close contact (has been in a red zone or is linked to an exposure site) will also have received a follow up phone call."
BENDIGO's NSW returnees have been left confused as to what is required of them, after health authorities prepared for an influx of COVID-19 tests 11 days after the Victorian border closed.
Returnees say they have heard no mention of a test on day 11 of their quarantine, either on their permit, when crossing the border, or during their first test.
But Bendigo Health has moved its COVID-19 testing drive through to the city's showgrounds, to accommodate its expectations of an increase in demand for testing on day 11 of NSW-returnees quarantine.
Returnee in quarantine Julie Thomas said she hadn't heard about any requirement for day 11 testing, but information about set up for testing had made her think it was required.
Bendigo resident Nadya Volkofsky said she was unsure about whether she needed a COVID-19 test 11 days after she entered Victoria, after she travelled from Dubbo to Bendigo on January 1.
After waiting six hours for her first COVID-19 test Miss Volkofsky was told by one nurse she needed another test on day 11 of her quarantine, then by two subsequent nurses that she did not.
At the test, Miss Volkofsky was given a sheet detailing self-isolation requirements for various reasons for testing, such as people with symptoms or those preparing for surgery.
Miss Volkofsky said no one mentioned which category she fell into.
She said two people she had travelled with from NSW and was tested with had the same experience.
A DHHS spokesperson said all travellers returning from a green zone in NSW on new year's day were required to get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days.
They said about 60 per cent of returned travellers had already been tested, while the remainder would be prompted to with a text message or phone call on day 11 or 12 of their quarantine.
It has moved its drive through testing to the Bendigo Showgrounds on Monday and Tuesday to accommodate the demand, while a walk-in clinic will still be available on Stewart Street.
Note: This story was edited to remove a sentence about second tests for returned travellers.
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