New check-in system for businesses across Victoria – Business owners across the state can now access a free QR code service for record keeping of customers. Read more here.
The Victorian Government has released a COVIDSafe Public Events Framework. View more here.
The summary of Last Step restrictions easing from 11.59pm Sunday 22 November is now available. Read more here.
Applications for the Sole Trader Support Fund has been extended until 30 December 2020. This funding provides support to non-employing sole traders operating out of commercial premises or locations within specific sectors. Read more
19 November 2020
In response to the coronavirus outbreak in South Australia, the Victorian Government is taking decisive action to protect the incredible achievement of Victorians in delivering zero cases for so many consecutive days and will implement temporary border controls from the 19th of November.
Fragments of the virus that causes coronavirus were detected in untreated wastewater taken from Portland and Benalla wastewater treatment plants on Tuesday 17 November. The preliminary positive test results received yesterday are unexpected and concerning given there are no residents of either area known to have had a recent coronavirus illness or diagnosis.
Residents of Portland and Benalla and anyone who has visited between 15 and 17 November with any symptoms at all are urged to get tested, and to isolate until they get their result. With community transmission clearly happening in South Australia and in light of the wastewater test results along freight routes in Victoria, the Government is following public health advice and has made the difficult decision to introduce temporary border controls with South Australia.
From 11:59pm Thursday 19 November, a ‘hard border’ will be in place for 48 hours before a permit system comes into effect from 11:59pm Saturday 21 November.
Under the hard border, only freight drivers and those with medical or emergency reasons, urgent animal welfare or as authorised by law will be able to pass through the border. The final details of the permit scheme will be provided as soon as possible.
Industry Restart Guidelines have been released to help you prepare for the reopening. Please note these guidelines will be amended every time the restrictions and requirements are changed. So, please ensure you always refer back to this page or the Coronavirus Victoria website for the latest one.
The information in these guidelines covers:
What does it mean? - Closed, Heavily restricted, restricted and open with a COVIDSafe Plan.
COVID SAFE PLAN
All work premises must have a COVID Safe Plan. Find here details on how to create one.
Information for businesses and workplaces required to collect contact details from customers.