The Premier has announced a lockdown of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from midnight tonight:

The areas listed below will be required to return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions – for the next six weeks until August 19. If you live in these locations, there will again only be four reasons to be out:

  1. Shopping for food and supplies,
  2. care and caregiving,
  3. exercise, and
  4. study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

Wherever you can, you should do these things as close to home as you can. But if you do need to leave your postcode, those same restrictions – those same four reasons – travel with you.

List of restricted LGAs
Banyule Glen Eira Maroondah Nillumbik
Bayside Greater Dandenong Melbourne Port Phillip
Boroondara Hobsons Bay Melton Stonnington
Brimbank Hume Monash Whitehorse
Cardinia Kingston Moonee Valley Whittlesea
Casey Knox Mitchell Shire Wyndham
Darebin Manningham Moreland Yarra
Frankston Maribyrnong Mornington Peninsula Yarra Ranges

We are aware that some of you find working from home challenging but please be aware that your employer must not allow you to work from the workplace if it is reasonably practicable for you to work from home. They also cannot compel you to attend the workplace for the same reason.

The Premier also announced that school holidays will be extended by a further week.

Year 11 and 12 students, year 10 students doing year 11 and 12 subjects, along with special schools will return next week as planned.

If you have any questions please visit the ASU COVID-19 section on our webpage

The ASU will send more specific industry information out over the next couple of days.

If you require further assistance please contact:

The ASU Member Contact Centre
(If you are having issues at work)
ACTU – Coronavirus Updates (Workers’ Rights, Tools & Resources for dealing with COVID-19)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (For the most up-to-date information and advice)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline (If you believe you are showing symptoms)  1800 675 398
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