The Victorian Government have released updated information relating to the Covid-19 pandemic for public sector employees.  The ASU doesn’t necessarily agree with all of the advice contained in the guidance material but it’s important that you are aware of the general advice the state government are providing to the public sector.

As you will be aware, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions have been reintroduced across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, from 11.59 on 8 July 2020.

The guidance notes can be found here https://www.vic.gov.au/vpsinternal/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-guidance-note-victorian-public-sector

The link above includes advice about, payment during absence from work due to a COVID-19 risk – ongoing and fixed-term employees, where the employee is a carer for an affected family/household member, where the employee is required to self-quarantine (self-isolate) & where the employee is in a higher risk category.

It’s important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and the guidance material is likely to change again.  The ASU will continue to send out guidance material as it changes.

For those of you with school-aged children there is some helpful information contained in the link below.
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/Pages/impactedschools.aspx

For additional information please see the link below containing frequently asked questions.
https://www.vic.gov.au/vpsinternal/coronavirus-victorian-public-sector-and-service-faqs

If you have any questions about this guidance material and how it is being applied at your workplace or if you think that the ASU need to seek changes to it, please speak with you ASU delegate, Organiser or get in touch with the ASU Member Contact Centre on info@asuvictas.com.au  or 1300 855 570.

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