This afternoon, the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made some significant announcements about regressing to stronger lockdown measures for some parts of Melbourne due to spikes in COVID-19 cases.
The ten postcodes that will go back into Stage 3 lockdown are:
3012 Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021 Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032 Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038 Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042 Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046 Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047 Broadmeadows, Dallas , Jacana
3055 Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3064 Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo
The lockdown measures take effect at 11:59pm tomorrow, 1 July, 2020 and will be in place until at least 29 July, 2020 (four weeks).
There are only four things people living in these areas can leave home for:
- Shopping for food and supplies
- care and caregiving
- and study or work – if you can’t do it from home
WHAT IT MEANS FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES:
- If you live in one of these postcodes you can continue to travel outside for work if required
- If you work in one of these postcodes you can continue to travel into those postcodes if required
- Its important that if you live in these postcodes you return back home directly after work
- There will be 'booze bus-style' vehicle checks in some areas for cars going in and out of those postcodes. It's important for those travelling in and out of those postcodes that they are aware of this for possibly longer travel times, and to be ready to provide correct information about where they are working
- Those living and working in all other parts of Melbourne and Victoria must be vigilant in following current protocols and restrictions so as to minimise any risk of these measures being introduced elsewhere, and for all of our collective health
Master Builders Victoria has template letters available for members that they can provide to clients and team members that may be required to move in and out of affected postcodes. These letters provide evidence of the legitimacy of your activity in the event you are questioned by Victoria Police while performing your work. Please note that the letters are not a free pass. They should be used in appropriate circumstances only and while in full compliance with physical distancing and hygiene requirements. It is important to understand that the final determination of legitimacy remains the prerogative of Victoria Police. To obtain the letter templates, please call Master Builders Victoria during business hours on (03) 9411 4555 or email [email protected].