Updated COVIDSafe settings for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are now in place.
View new restrictions to construction sites.
Construction industry guidance as Victoria hits 80 per cent double dose target
On 29 October 2021, the Victorian Government announced Victoria hit its 80 per cent double dose COVID-19 vaccination target.
What this means for the construction sector
- All sites can go to 100 per cent workforce capacity if workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical exemption.
- All workers must be fully vaccinated by 13 November 2021.
- From 6.00pm on 12 November 2021, a medical exemption must be issued on the approved Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Medical Exemption Form.
- Attestation requirements and workforce mobility restrictions have been removed.
- Crib rooms may open without restrictions. However, best practice standards for crib rooms should still be followed where practical. Density quotient of one person per two square metres applies.
- Principal contractors of a site must have worker shift bubbles where reasonably practical.
- COVID Marshals are required on all construction sites.
- COVID Marshals on small scale construction sites may be a site supervisor who performs the role of COVID Marshal for multiple sites at the same time.
- Face masks are required to be worn indoors, unless you have a lawful reason not to. Face masks are no longer required outdoors but are recommended when unable to maintain physical distancing.
Pre-existing requirements including a COVIDSafe Plan and COVID Marshals remain in place and additional obligations may apply.
Victorian Government Authorised Officers are conducting inspections to check that construction sites are complying with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions. The Authorised Officers may issue fines where non-compliance is found. If there are persistent and serious breaches, sites will be shut down.
For more information
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Construction sector guidance website.
Last updated: 05 November 2021
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