Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for workers in the community services, disability, alcohol and other drugs, and housing and homelessness sectors.

From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, workplaces in Melbourne must be closed unless:

  • the workplace is part of a permitted activity, or
  •  all employees are working from home.

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility. See the Permitted Worker guidelinesdownload the Permitted worker permit (Word) 

All open businesses and services will have until 11:59pm Friday 7 August to enact a COVIDSafe plan. This plan must focus on safety, prevention and response in the event that coronavirus is linked to the workplace (see guidance and template).

For information on restrictions in place throughout Victoria visit Victoria's restriction levels.