Update 30 September 2022
National Cabinet announced on 30 September that the mandatory isolation periods for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 will end Friday, 14 October 2022. This will also mean that the Pandemic Leave Disaster payment will end. However, targeted financial support for casual works, workers in aged care, disability care, Aboriginal healthcare and hospital care sectors will continue.
Updated as of 11:59 pm Tuesday 8 September 2022
The self-isolation period for positive COVID-19 cases who don’t have symptoms on day five of their isolation has been reduced from seven to five days – excluding people who work in high-risk settings. The requirement to wear masks on domestic flights has also been lifted.
As additional risk mitigation, people who leave isolation after five days are recommended to undertake rapid antigen testing in the days following their isolation and test negative before attending their workplace or other settings of higher risk and to wear a mask in indoor settings outside the home – in line with existing recommendations.
There are no changes to the current isolation requirements for close contacts, who can continue to leave home each day, provided they continually test negative on a rapid antigen test. Confirmed cases must also notify their workplace that they have completed self-isolation if attending work onsite.
Changes are to The Pandemic (Public Safety) Order 2022 (No. 4) and The Quarantine Isolation and Testing Order 2022 (No. 11).
There have been no changes to The Workplace Order (No. 10). Employers are still required to have a COVIDSafe Plan and comply with any face covering requirement that may apply to the worker under the Public Safety Order.
COVID-19: Best Practice Guidance
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Pandemic Order Register:
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Click here for a copy of the COVIDSafe Plan for the building and construction industry.
How we work:
Click here to view current COVIDSafe Settings for business and industry in Victoria.
click here to learn what Victorians can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Click here to view how to improve ventilation and encourage air flow from outside to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the workplace.
Click here to view signs, posters and templates for your workplace.
Construction Vaccine Hub
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COVID-19 Government support:
Funding and support payments may be available for those who are unable to work due to COVID-19.
Click here to see if you are eligible for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – Victoria
Click here to see if you are eligible for the SME Recovery Loan Scheme.
Infection control for the building and construction industry – Free Online workshop:
Based on the COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria, Master Builders Victoria has developed a non-accredited, e-learning training program on infection control. This engaging two-hour online program is contextualised for those working in the building and construction industry.
Click here to learn more and to complete the online workshop.
Please view below our COVID-19 resources. Members who need further advice or assistance, please call us on (03) 9411 4555 or email [email protected].