Victoria Announces New Stage 4 Covid Restrictions

By on August 3, 2020

Melbourne, VIC – As well as mandatory face masks and an 8pm curfew, the Victorian Government has announced new tighter restrictions for the state.

Effective from 11.59pm Wednesday, 5 August there are three categories of businesses:

•  Business largely as normal: This will include shops like supermarkets, butchers, greengrocers, banks, takeaway food outlets and pharmacies, which are permitted to trade;

• Reduced total output: These businesses may be instructed to reduce output, which would result in fewer shifts and therefore less contact between workers;

• Businesses that will close: Some businesses will be told to move to a work-from-home model. If they cannot, they must stop operating.

The new restrictions indicate that Adult Retail stores must close for customer in-store trading but can operate contactless ‘click and collect’ and delivery services only with strict enhanced safety protocols in place.

Adult warehouse and distribution centres will continue to operate over the coming period in order to support the distribution of essential goods, and to support those businesses that are permitted to operate with their supply chain requirements. Warehouses and distribution centres will be limited to no more than two-thirds of their normal workforce allowed onsite at any one time and with the implementation of an extended COVID Safe Plan.

Read the full announcement here

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