Please see below for a brief update insofar as the announcement impacts the residential building industry following today’s announcement.
Please note that as of midnight tonight, face masks will only be mandatory indoors. If you are outside and you can physically distance yourself from others by 1.5m then you are no longer required to wear a mask. However, you will still be required to have a mask on hand. Masks are still required to be worn when working indoors, but we do expect this to change (hopefully) in the not too distant future. Please note that mask wearing really is determined by Covid Safe Plans, which may change from site to site. Please ensure that you still carry a mask with you at all times and have it accessible for usage when social distancing is not possible, even when working outdoors. We advise that we will still be wearing masks on site in instances where we will be meeting with clients and should you wish us to wear a mask at any time, please let us know.
All other Covid Safe requirements remain in place, including Covid Safe Plans, the density quota and all other Covid cleaning and other requirements for workplaces.
Working from home or in the office?
As of 30 November, Victoria will commence a safe return to work plan. 25% of staff will be able to work in the office from this date. However, all Covid Safe requirements need to be adhered to including masks, social distancing, etc.
The South Australian Border
At present, any travel between Victoria and South Australia will require a border permit and there is a bubble in place for the border community. Existing permits may be used for those already in the existing bubble. Permits are classified depending on location and risk and you can read more info about this here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-people-travelling-sa-vic-covid-19. You can apply for a permit here if you need to: https://www.service.vic.gov.au/services/border-permit/home.
The next announcement is expected on 6 December where we hope to have a plan for Covid Normal.
We look forward to seeing you on site soon!