The Victorian government has announced that circuit breaker restrictions will continue for another week, now ending at 23:59hrs on Thursday 10th June.
Different settings now apply in metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria, with regional restrictions eased from 23:59hrs on Thursday 3rd June.
The five reasons to leave home have now been removed from restrictions and there is no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home. People will only be able to travel to Melbourne for a permitted reason and must follow Melbourne restrictions once there. Victorians who live in Greater Melbourne and are permitted to travel to regional Melbourne can still do so, however the restrictions must travel with them.
Any freight drivers making deliveries to retail locations where customers are present should check in using the Service Victoria app.
The truck curfew exemption across Victoria has been extended by seven days, from 23:59hrs on Thursday 3rd June until 23:59hrs on Thursday 10th June.
Heavy vehicles can pass time-based curfew “no trucks” signs when making grocery deliveries to supermarkets or personal hygiene products to retail outlets. They may also remain in loading zones for the time required to make these deliveries.
Freight and logistics businesses
Freight and logistics businesses are authorised workplaces / workers under the current restrictions, however, anyone who has been at an exposure site at the times listed must follow the instructions, including for Tier 1 sites, to quarantine for 14 days.
Freight operators are advised to check the list of exposure sites on the coronavirus exposure sites webpage regularly.
COVID-19 vaccination roll-out
The following Victorians are now eligible for vaccination:
- All workers in international ports (no age limit). When booking, identify as a ‘Maritime Worker’
- Anyone who boards international vessels or comes into contact with international crew at the Port of Melbourne will need to be vaccinated at Sunshine Hospital or the Showgrounds state vaccination centres due to the nature of their work
- Household contacts of workers who board international vessels or comes into contact with international crew
- Meat and seafood processing workers, including transport workers in these supply chains
- Workers who transport COVID-19 vaccines
- All Victorians aged over 40 years
We continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated. Please contact our Customer teams with any queries relating to specific bookings.