Victorian Retail Customers Vaccination Requirements

From 6:00pm on Friday 29 October:

Regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite and share the same restrictions

Retail Customers Vaccination Requirements

The Victoria Premier has now confirmed that customers will not be required to be vaccinated to enter a Retail Environment eg: Showroom, well for the moment anyway, however the Government has indicated that this will change when the 90 percent vaccination target is met on or around 24 November 2021.

The reasoning behind this as advised by the Victorian Government is to allow people additional time to be double vaccinated.

Authorised Worker Vaccination Requirements

From 15 October 2021, in order to work onsite at a work premises, you must be able to provide evidence to your employer that you have:

  • received at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • have a booking to receive your first dose by 22 October 2021, or
  • have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner

This means that from 22 October 2021 onwards, you need to have received at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (unless you have a medical exemption) to attend work.

From 26 November 2021, you will also be required to provide evidence to your employer that you have received your second dose (unless you have a medical exemption) to attend work.

A work premises is anywhere you are required to be for your work outside the home (for example, a real estate work premises would include a home inspection, not just head office).

These requirements apply to:

  • an employee
  • a contractor (engaged by the employer or a third party)
  • a volunteer
  • a student on placement.

The above vaccination requirement applies to select authorised workers such as Retail Workers and does not apply to workers working on construction sites as requirements for these workers have different timelines.

NB: This information is current at the time of writing, 28 October, and can change without notice. We highly recommend you check Victoria's Government website for further announcements and/or changes.

https://www.coronavirus.vic.go...