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Additional Industry Obligations

High Risk COVIDSafe Plans are no longer mandatory, but there are additional requirements for some industries.

Lockdown lifted across Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown will end at 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July. Businesses and venues can reopen with COVIDSafe measures in place and the Authorised Worker List will no longer apply. Face masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors (except at home) unless an exception applies. If you can work from home, you should work from home.

For further information, see How we work: Current restrictions.

Check-in everywhere, every time

Every Victorian business must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to check-in their workers, customers and visitors, with some limited exemptions.

Victorians must check-in everywhere, every time. Businesses must ensure that every worker, customer and visitor has checked-in, no matter how long they are at the premises.

For information on the current restrictions please refer to:

How we work: Current restrictions

Additional Industry Obligations

All Victorian businesses with onsite operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan. You must regularly review your COVIDSafe Plan to ensure it is current and reflects the latest advice

High Risk COVIDSafe Plans are no longer mandatory, but there are additional requirements for some industries. 

If you have an up-to-date High Risk COVIDSafe Plan, you do not need a new COVIDSafe Plan. You must update your existing COVIDSafe plan to reflect current restrictions.

COVID Marshals are mandatory for some industries.  Learn more about COVID Marshals.

The industries with additional obligations are as follows:

  • poultry processing facilities
  • abattoirs and meat processing facilities
  • seafood processing facilities
  • supermarket work premises and perishable food work premises (metropolitan Melbourne only)
  • warehousing and distribution centres (metropolitan Melbourne only)
  • commercial cleaning services
  • commercial passenger vehicle services
  • horticulture operations using seasonal workers for seasonal horticultural work
  • care facilities
  • ports of entry servicing international arrivals
  • hospitals
  • hotel quarantine
  • Australian air transport operations.

Operators in these industries must refer to the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions for full details of their additional obligations.

It is important that all Victorians and Victorian businesses act to stay safe and stay open. 

Industries with new restrictions

From 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021, the following industries have been added to the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions:

  • supermarket work premises and perishable food work premises (metropolitan Melbourne only)
  • warehousing and distribution centres (metropolitan Melbourne only).

Operators in these industries must refer to the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions for full details of their additional obligations.

More information

The Business Victoria hotline provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15

Reviewed 09 July 2021

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The Business Victoria hotline provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15

Contact Business Victoria

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