To: CCF Victoria staff, members and stakeholders.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – From the CEO desk.

Good morning.

By now all of you would have caught up on media reports over the last 24 hours relating to the worsening situation in NSW on the Northern Beaches, Central Coast & Greater Sydney areas.

From 11:59pm last night, 20 December, the Greater Sydney area and the Central Coast will be designated as a ‘red zone’. That means people who live in these communities, or have visited these communities since 11 December 2020, cannot enter Victoria.  Anyone from this zone found trying to enter Victoria in breach of this order will be subject to 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine.

Victorians who have recently visited or are currently in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast, other than those in the Northern Beaches area, will be given until 11:59 Monday 21 December to return home. The rest of regional New South Wales remains a green zone, but residents in these areas will still need to apply for and receive a valid permit to enter Victoria.

Those living in local government areas along the border will not need a permit but will instead be able to use their driver’s license as a passport to travel between Victoria and New South Wales.

For more information, please see the Premier’s media release late yesterday, visit the Coronavirus website or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Until my next update …. keep well – keep safe.

Kind regards

John Kilgour

CEO, CCF Victoria