Industry restart guidelines
Frequently asked questions
Updated on: 11 January 2021
Read below for questions frequently asked by businesses in the warehousing, wholesaling, postal and distribution sector.
Warehousing, postal and distribution
What businesses are classified as warehousing?
Warehousing includes facilities used for bulk sales, storage, breakdown, sorting, picking, packing, e-commerce pick/pack and bulk distribution.
What businesses are classified as distribution?
‘Distribution' includes facilities used for sorting of mail and parcels, cross-docking, loading for distribution, plus vehicle fleet for last mile delivery. Some businesses may be classified as both warehousing and distribution.
Are COVID Marshals mandatory for businesses in the wholesale trade sector?
What is the density quotient and how do I apply it to my warehouse or distribution facility?
To make sure we stay safe and stay open, limits apply on the number of people who can be in a venue or facility at the same time. The for warehouse and distribution facilities is calculated by dividing the size of the room by two. This means that a room of 20 square metres can have ten people. If the space is publicly accessible, then the includes customers in addition to workers.
Transport and postal
What businesses are classified as transport and postal?
'Transport and postal’ facilities are those primarily used for the sorting of mail and parcels, cross-docking, loading for distribution, plus vehicle fleet for last mile delivery.
Are COVID Marshals mandatory for businesses in the transport and postal industry?
COVID Marshals are not mandatory for transport and postal industries across Victoria.
Are face masks required in warehousing, wholesaling, postal and distribution workplaces?
Yes. Fitted face masks must be worn when you are in public indoor spaces, including workplaces such as display homes, unless you have a lawful reason not to. Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Reviewed 18 January 2021