Thursday, 8 July 2021.
To: CCF Victoria staff, members and industry stakeholders.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – From the CEO desk
The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 11:59pm tonight, Thursday 8 July.
For a detailed overview of the changes, please find attached a copy of the Updated Table of Restrictions.
Victoria to move to statewide settings
- Restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne will be brought into line with regional Victoria, which means all COVIDSafe settings will apply statewide.
- Masks will no longer be required in workplaces where workers do not interact with the public, such as in offices or factories. They will continue to be required in indoor, public facing settings, unless an exemption applies.
- The one person per two square metres density limit applies to venues across Victoria – including hospitality, gyms and physical recreation venues, community facilities, creative studios and places of worship – that provide a COVID Check-in Marshal on-site to ensure that patrons check in. If there is no COVID Check-in Marshal then a density limit of one person per four square metres applies.
- Dancefloors will be allowed with a COVID Check-in Marshal, but no more than 50 people can be on the dance floor at any one time.
- Crowd numbers will increase at approved public events:
- Outdoor stadiums can welcome 75 per cent of their capacity, up to 40,000 people
- Indoor stadiums can open to 75 per cent of their capacity, up to 7,500 people
- Theatres can open to 75 per cent of their capacity, up to 2,000 people.
These settings will be in place for 14 days, subject to public health assessments.
We have also sought clarification for our industry in relation to the use of face coverings. The advice we have from Government, thus far, is that for building and construction activities indoors, that are NOT public facing, face coverings are not required. This is subject to where 1.5m physical distancing cannot be maintained, for which our Building & Construction Industry Guidelines (version 13) mandate the wearing of a face mask.
We await confirmation of this advice and urge you to check that you are doing everything possible to be COVIDSafe.
Check in everywhere, every time
As you are aware, all businesses and workplaces are now required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service, unless an exemption applies.
Victorians must check-in everywhere, every time. Businesses must ensure that every customer and visitor has checked-in, no matter how long they are at the premises.
Attached are recently released packs of important QR code information. There is an English language pack and a CALD pack that has been translated into 12 languages.
Want to get vaccinated ?
The vaccine reduces the risk of getting sick, and helps to protect your friends, family and community.
You can also support your workers to get vaccinated. Appointments can be booked here.
More information is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au. or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.
Until my next update – keep well – keep safe.