The association is notifying all members operating in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire that Stage 3 restrictions are due to be reinstated from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 8 July.
The state government has announced that to stop the spread of the COVID19 virus, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reimposed for six weeks, restricting Victorians from leaving their homes except for four reasons:
- Shopping for food or essentials
- Care and caregiving
- Work and education (if you can’t from home)
- Daily exercise
Businesses will also return to stage 3 restrictions, including work from home where possible.
Please find Premier’s statement with full details of what Stage 3 restrictions here.
Freight from Victoria will be permitted according to the permit structure being developed for border crossing by the NSW government, and freight and logistics from Melbourne metro will continue to operate as in the previous restrictions period. Freight companies will be obtaining permits to overcome the Victorian border issues – freight times may be extended as a result of this.
Most retail is permitted to open, including music retail, subject to the density quotient, but people can only visit for necessary goods and services. i.e. No browsing policy should apply.
Members should re-assert their previous Stage 3 restrictions planning regarding numbers in store, hand and other sanitation procedures including strict physical distancing in store, instrument and other products handling practices.
A summary of the Stage 3 restrictions can be accessed here
Premier Daniel Andrews says the state government will soon announce additional fiscal stimulus for businesses and individuals as lockdown measures affect businesses, if federal help is not being accessed. The association will update members and assist as we go forward from here.
From a national perspective restrictions and regulations including border control are different from state to state. Courtesy of the Australian Retailers Association you can view a summary of each state and territories’ current regulations – click here