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

We remind you that work sites should continue best practice ventilation of crib rooms, and your COVIDSafe Plan should be reviewed and updated regularly and discussed with your workers.

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.