Victorian Building and Construction industry COVID restrictions update

21 October 2021

Remaining workforce reductions at all construction sites will be removed 11.59pm this Thursday night 21 October, once 70 percent of the aged 16 and over population has had two doses. This means:

o   All construction projects (large scale, small scale construction and early stage land development projects) can return to 100 percent of their workforce; and

o   Workers at all construction sites will need to adhere to the schedule in the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Facilities) Directions, requiring them to have had their first vaccination dose by 2 October 2021, and a second vaccination dose by 13 November 2021.

Previously, Large Scale Construction could only increase to 100% capacity once 70 percent of the aged 16 and over population has had two doses if all workers on site are fully vaccinated. This requirement has now been superseded by the requirement to have your second dose by 13 November 2021.  Other COVIDSafe measures such as COVIDSafe Plans and COVIDSafe Marshals will still apply.

For more information visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-sector-guidance-construction or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

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