The Victorian Government advises that construction, building and non-essential maintenance work can recommence at occupied premises in metropolitan Melbourne once Victoria passes the 70 per cent double dose target and moves to Phase B on the Roadmap.
This will mean:
- workers will be able to work both indoors and outdoors at occupied premises;
- workers can work in occupied premises where the work must take place in the home, for example, cleaning, maintenance and renovations;
- a maximum of five workers plus a supervisor will be permitted, unless additional workers are required for safety reasons;
- workers must have received at least a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (the second dose deadline is 15 November) or have a valid medical exemption;
For further information about work at occupied premises and workforce limits, read the Construction sector page – Frequently asked questions.
COVID Safety and compliance
The Victorian Government’s Industry Engagement and Enforcement Operation will continue to enforce workplace directions, targeting areas of high non-compliance or health risk. Construction businesses can expect a visit at any time from Authorised Officers, who can issue fines and enforce closures.
Authorised Officers performing inspections at Victorian businesses will have evidence (in most cases, a signed letter on official department or agency letterhead) confirming their vaccination status.
Construction sites must allow Authorised Officers to enter the premises after sighting this letter.