COVID-19 Updates: 29.9.2020

Face coverings for Victorians: Must be a fitted face mask that covers nose and mouth - not a face shield, mask etc. A week's grace period before the rule is enforced.

Second Step for Melbourne restrictions - Find out about the current restrictions in place. How to stay safe and well. Find out what you can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19. Visit the DHHS website for more information...  

COVIDSafe Plan now required for regional Victorian businesses- From 11:59 on 13 September 2020, it is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan. To ensure compliance, random spot checks are underway in metropolitan Melbourne and will commence in regional Victoria from 29 September 2020Your COVIDSafe Plan must set out:

  • your actions to help prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
  • the level of face covering or personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your workforce
  • how you will prepare for, and respond to, a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
  • this plan must demonstrate how you will meet all the requirements set out by the Victorian Government. Some higher-risk industries or workplaces have additional requirements of employers and employees.

Businesses must review and update their COVIDSafe Plans routinely, especially when restrictions or public health advice changes. Organisations with multiple worksites must complete a COVIDSafe Plan for each worksite. For more information and for templates and guidance on how to create your COVIDSafe Plan, visit the Business Victoria website.