Information about permitted workplaces in the financial and insurance services sector operating under current restrictions.

In permitted workplaces:

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • If your employees can work from home, you must support them to work from home.
  • You need a permit to leave home for work and the permit requires your employer to state you cannot work remotely.
  • Any onsite functions must operate under the minimum obligations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) including have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.
  • For operational guidance and frequently asked questions for businesses and industries visit Business Victoria.

This information is subject to the Directions of Victoria's Chief Health Officer.

Permitted industries

Announcement date

Effective from

Bank branches

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Critical banking services to support the provision of services, credit and payment facilities, including the functioning of all operational, treasury, distribution, reporting, communications, monitoring, maintenance, corporate, support and other functions

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Insurance assessors can operate on site for safety or emergency reasons only
Saturday 8 August 11.59pm Saturday 8 August