This update is for Victorian Tenfold clients and Victorian business owners that work in construction and trades. We have found further clarification on restrictions for trades which will mean more of your businesses will be able to operate during this period.
These additional details were not contained in the table of restrictions but have been published on the Vic DHHS website.
In summary, you can continue to work solely outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained at all times. This means that the current restrictions are more like what we had in the second week of the June lockdown (rather than the tighter restrictions that were in place in the first week).
Here’s the excerpt from the DHHS website:
The following businesses can open under circuit breaker restrictions. If their employees are unable to work from home they can leave home to attend work.
The following services which must operate solely outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained at all times, for businesses with an ABN:
- landscaping and gardening services (with up to five people)
- outdoor maintenance, repairs, cleaning and other building work (including in relation to pools), with up to five people plus a supervisor if conducted at occupied premises
- home renovations and installations (with up to five people a plus supervisor if conducted at occupied premises)
- home solar panel installations (with up to five people a plus supervisor if conducted at occupied premises and in those circumstances only for outdoor work or in roof cavities with external access).
And here’s the link to DHHS: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/authorised-provider-and-authorised-worker-list
I advise you to speak to your Tenfold business coach about any grey areas and we’ll help you review the rules as the apply to your work and your team.
Ashley Thomson B.Eng. (Hons), Grad. Dip. Mgmt, MEI
Tenfold Business Coaching