Victorian Restrictions

Posted on 3 August 2020
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Yesterday the Premier announced a State of Disaster for Victoria commencing at 6pm. Melbourne has also moved to Stage 4 restrictions and regional Victoria (including the Shire of Mitchell) will be on Stage 3 restrictions.

Today the Premier expanded further on the restrictions and advised further details will be provided during this week. The restrictions are being implemented to limit the movement of people, and therefore limit the movement of this virus.

There will be three lists that will apply during Stage 4 restrictions.

1. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, newsagencies, post offices, plus everyone involved in the frontline response, will continue to operate.

2. Industries which will be required to cease operations include retail, some manufacturing and administration. These businesses will all need to close by 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August. Information on industries effected will be provided later in the week.

3. The final list is made up of industries that are permitted to operate but under significantly different conditions. Information on industries effected will be provided later in the week.

Warehousing and distribution centres in Melbourne will be limited to no more than two-thirds the normal workforce allowed onsite at any one time.

All open businesses and services will have until 11:59pm Friday 7 August to enact a COVIDSafe plan focused on safety, prevention, and response if coronavirus is linked to the workplace. We previously provided information on how to become a COVIDSafe plan and it can be sourced here.

For those businesses that suffer significant losses or need to close due to the current restrictions, the Victorian Government will provide support through expanding the Business Support Fund. Businesses in regional Victoria can apply for a $5,000 grant while those in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire can apply for up to $10,000 in recognition of spending longer under restrictions.


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This update was issued on 3 August 2020 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here.


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