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New Construction Restrictions: Vic Covid-19.

On 3 August 2020, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced sweeping new restrictions and closures of businesses in Victoria. This article will highlight the changes made to the construction industry only for the next six weeks.

The following remain open for on-site work with a COVID Safe Plan:

  • Construction of critical and essential infrastructure and services to support these projects; and

  • Critical repairs to residential premises, are allowed, were required for emergency or safety.

The following have restricted operations:


Large scale construction (Any building construction project of more than three storeys (excluding basement))

  • Maximum of 25 per cent of normal employees on site compared to normal operations.

  • Must have High Risk COVID Safe Plan.

  • Must demonstrate not blending shifts and workers can only work at one site during Stage 4.

Small scale construction (Any building construction project of three storeys or less (excluding basement))

  • Maximum of five workers (including supervisors)

  • Universal COVID Safe Plan

  • Must demonstrate not blending shifts and workers can only work at one site during stage 4

State and state civil construction (including time critical new school builds) are exempt from reduction targets but will be required to implement High Risk COVID Safe Plan

If you wish to discuss the impact of the above announcements on your or your company’s projects, please do not hesitate to contact Perry Thomas Lawyers on 03 8375 9638.

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