Lockdown #5 has come to an end with the announcement this morning from the Victorian government of an easing of the main restrictions from midnight tonight, 27 July 2021.

This means the five (5) reasons to leave home no longer apply, no travel limit, schools, retail and hospitality can re-open.  Visitors to the home and crowds at the footy and public events are not permitted for a further 2 weeks.

Offices can have up to 25 percent attend, or 10 workers, whichever is the greater amount; but instructions are to work from home if you can.  However, face masks MUST still be carried and WORN indoors and outdoors and pending a check of the new Workplace Directions overnight, the current density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm remains. These are the current settings under our Industry COVID-19 Guidelines and must be observed on all building and construction sites.

I refer you to the attached media release from the Premier’s Office, which includes an updated summary Table of Restrictions, which is also available… CLICK HERE.

Travel Permits

All of NSW has now been declared an ‘Extreme Risk Zone’ – black on the map at right – meaning that from 9pm 9 July entry to Victoria is highly restricted to persons with a Specified Worker Permit, transit permit or an exemption.   South Australia is still a Red Travel Zone.   There are still Orange zones for Greater Brisbane and Sunshine Coast, but not the Gold Coast

Building & Construction Industry Guidelines

For Building and Construction sites, please ensure disciplined compliance with the Agreed Industry Guidelines with the latest version… CLICK HERE.

It is important that we are not complacent, as the efforts to date have primarily kept the industry in Victoria largely “open and safe”.

Download the full Press Release from the Victorian Government HERE.