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90% DD vax target sees restrictions easing for fully vaccinated

Updated 17 days ago
Restrictions will ease in Victoria for fully vaccinated people from midnight tonight ahead of reaching the 90 per cent aged over 12 fully vaccinated target either Saturday or Sunday. Caps will be lifted on social gatherings, hospitality and in other setting with limits on the number of visitors in the home to no longer exist.

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80 and 90 per cent Double Dose easing details

Updated 1 month ago
Regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite and share the same restrictions, enabling people to travel between Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate again when

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Vic opening up and more restrictions easing

Updated 1 month ago
Victoria is set to hit its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target nearly a week early and significant restrictions are set to be eased from 11.59PM this Thursday.  With our first dose vaccination rate at almost 90 per cent, Victoria will this week hit a significant

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Return of Live Music & Cup Week

Updated 1 month ago
The Victorian Government

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Vaccinated Economy Trials in regional Victoria

Updated 1 month ago

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Directions Issued for Mandated Vax for Authorised Workers

Updated 1 month ago
The Chief Health Officer's Directions in relation to the requirement for authorised workers to be vaccinated have been released.

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New Public Health Orders - Authorised workers must be vaccinated

Updated 2 months ago
All Authorised workers – in Melbourne and regional Victoria – will require their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite under public health orders announced today. AO's will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November. The 15 October deadline will not apply to workers who already have existing requirements under CHO directions

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Vic to hit 80% first dose target

Updated 2 months ago
After another big week of vaccinations, Victoria is set to hit its first vaccination target on our Roadmap to re-opening. 
On Tuesday, Victoria will pass its first threshold on the Roadmap with 80 per cent of Victorians having received their first vaccine dose and there will be a modest easing to restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, at 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 September, in line with the Roadmap. In regional Victoria, outdoor settings

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This should never happen again. Our Shrine belongs to all Victorians.

Updated 2 months ago
MEDIA STATEMENT KAREN BATT, CPSU VICTORIAN BRANCH SECRETARYThursday 23 September 2021  

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Roadmap to Easing Restrictions Released

Updated 2 months ago
The State Government has released their roadmap which lets Victorians know when we can catch up with friends and family, and get back to the things we love.  Restrictions will ease as more Victorians are vaccinated, with one important condition: To ensure the health

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Restrictions Easing as 70% 1st Jab Target Achieved

Updated 2 months ago
Victoria will hit our 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow and there will be a sixth reason to leave home added from 11.59pm Friday night with limited outdoor social interaction now included. Fully vaxxed adults can picnic in a group with max 5 adults from max 2 households (plus kids). Unvaxxed adults have 2ppl max. The 5km bubble will grow to 10km and time

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Ballarat into 7 day lockdown as Restrictions eased in Shepparton

Updated 2 months ago
The Victorian Government has announced the City of Ballarat will tonight enter a seven day lock down to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The decision was made on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, following multiple wastewater detections, multiple exposure sites and four positive cases. From 11.59pm tonight, 15 September, the City of Ballarat will have the same restrictions as metropolitan

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Lock-down to lift in regional Victoria except Shepparton

Updated 2 months ago
Lock-down to lift in regional Victoria except Shepparton from midnight Thursday.

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One Dose Target Date as Lockdown Extended to Stop the Spread

Updated 3 months ago
Almost all of the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians have got one dose.  Estimated to be around September 23.  There are seventy (70)

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Union Win - Paid Leave to get the Jab Sooner

Updated 3 months ago
Public sector employees can now access up to half a day’s paid time off to get each dose of the vaccine, and the Government hopes the move encourages other employers to consider similar incentives as part of Victoria’s drive to administer 1 million doses of the vaccine in five weeks from 16 August.  More than half a million doses have already

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Regional Victorians to return to Lockdown

Updated 3 months ago
Due to the ongoing level of community transmission, the large number of mystery cases and a surge of new cases and exposures sites outside of metropolitan Melbourne, the 

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9pm-5am Curfew included as Lockdown further Extended

Updated 3 months ago

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Metro Melbourne Lockdown Extended by 7 Days

Updated 3 months ago

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent NSW incursions, the Chief Health Officer has declared that the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended until at least 11.59pm on Thursday 19 August, to stamp out this Delta variant and keep Victorians safe.


Lockdown To Lift In Regional Victoria

Updated 3 months ago
Following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, the lockdown in regional Victoria will lift from 11:59pm Monday tonight. There have been no new coronavirus cases in regional Victoria and thousands of primary close contacts have been cleared from the regions over the last few weeks.  The Chief Health Officer has advised that from 11:59pm tonight the five reasons to leave the home can be removed in regional Victoria and there will be no limit on the distance regional

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Restrictions eased across Victoria

Updated 4 months ago

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Table of restrictions effective 12:59 Thursday 15 July

Updated 4 months ago
On the advice of the Acting Chief Health Officer, the Premier has just announced that Victoria will go into lockdown tonight from 11.59pm (Thursday 15th July) for 5 days. There are only 5 reasons to leave home, and face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors at all times (unless you are at home or an exception applies). The restrictions table and a list of authorised work and workers is

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Further Easing of Restrictions across Victoria

Updated 5 months ago
This updated table of restrictions (

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25km Rule Lifted as Restrictions Eased Further with new Support Available

Updated 5 months ago
From 11:59pm on Thursday night, the 25km travel limit for Melbourne residents is removed. Home gatherings of two adults allowed. Public gatherings up to 20 people. 50% return to the office but if you can you must continue to work from home.  Gyms able to reopen. 

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Lockdown Lifted Midnight Thursday with Some Restrictions

Updated 5 months ago
The State Government has announced that from 11:59pm thursday night, metropolitan Melbourne will move to most of the same settings currently in place across regional Victoria. 

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Updated Covid-19 Melbourne/Victoria restrictions

Updated 6 months ago
  

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note supports for employees

Updated 6 months ago
With the commencement of the seven day circuit-breaker lockdown please find a summary of the current supports available for employees in the VPS and the broader public sector. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note applies to employers and employees in the Victorian Public Service and Victorian Public Sector (except public health services, schools, Victoria Police

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New Covid ‘Circuit Breaker’ Restrictions

Updated 6 months ago
Victoria will go into 'circuit breaker' lock down for seven days from midnight tonight.
There

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CQV recruitment campaign winners

Updated 6 months ago

We have drawn a winner fro our CQV (COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria) recruitment competition.  Adrian and the new member he signed up, Magda, will each receive a 2-night stay at Mt Olive in Daylesford. Members at CQV have recruited nearly 30 new members during the campaign, which ran over four weeks. We thank all members who entered this competition, because together we are stronger. Keep an eye out

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Return to Office and Flexible Work Arrangements - It's a Conversation

Updated 6 months ago
The Victorian Secretaries Board has approved a new Flexible Work Policy.  The Flexible Work Policy announced last week by the Government is about embedding flexible

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Return to office - quick update

Updated 7 months ago

Office workplaces guidance.

Guidance for all businesses that operate out of office workplaces in Victoria.


Covid-19 Restrictions Eased - 75% Office Return

Updated 9 months ago
The planned increase for office workers to return can go ahead at 75 per cent across both public and private sectors from 11:59pm tonight. For most workers, this will mean returning to the office from Monday 1 March as Victoria will return to its previous COVIDSafe settings from tonight, allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask wearing and increasing the number of workers heading back to the office.      The move to further ease restrictions follows a reduced

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Circuit Breaker Action Update – Lockdown Lifted at Midnight

Updated 9 months ago

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Covid-19 Circuit-Breaker Action

Updated 9 months ago

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the Premier has just announced that the Government will move to circuit-breaker action from 11.59pm tonight until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February.  A table of restrictions for this period is available.
 


Victoria's new permit system for all domestic travel into the state

Updated 10 months ago
From 5:59pm on Monday 11 January 2021: Victoria will establish a new permit system for all domestic travel into the state to support Victoria’s rapid contact tracing efforts and give greater certainty when travelling. The permit system will be based on a traffic light system that allows Victoria to designate regions in other parts of Australia as green, orange or red, depending on the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk in a particular area. Zones will be declared

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VicGov COVID-19 Update - Return to Offices

Updated 10 months ago

VicGov COVID-19 Update - Return to Offices


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note - Updated for NSW travel

Updated 11 months ago

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note - Updated for NSW travel


COVID Safe Summer

Updated 11 months ago

COVID Safe Summer From 11.59pm, 6 December 2020, unless otherwise stated


Summary of last step restrictions

Updated 1 year ago

Summary of last step restrictions


Further Easing - Third Step and Last Step

Updated 1 year ago

Further Easing - Third Step and Last Step


Summary of further easing - Metro Melbourne

Updated 1 year ago

Summary of further easing - Metro Melbourne


Summary of further easing - regional Victoria

Updated 1 year ago

Summary of further easing - regional Victoria


VicGov Industrial Relations Framework - Updated FAQs

Updated 1 year ago

Industrial Relations Framework - FAQs Find answers to your questions about the Government's Industrial Relations Framework for Managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.


Summary of easing of restrictions - regional

Updated 1 year ago

Summary of easing of restrictions at 11:59PM on Sunday 18 October and Sunday 1 November


Summary of easing of restrictions - metropolitan melbourne

Updated 1 year ago

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE – Summary of easing of restrictions at 11:59PM on Sunday 18 October and Sunday 1 November


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus

Updated 1 year ago

VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

Updated 1 year ago
From 11:59pm 13 September, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria. Regional Victoria and Melbourne Metro each have their own roadmaps, relating to how many active cases are currently in the community.

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VicGov Industrial Relations Framework – FAQs (further update)

Updated 1 year ago
Find answers to your questions about the Government's framework for the Victorian public sector workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated Guidance Note – 3.3 Casuals – paid Special leave

Updated 1 year ago
Employment guidance for employers and employees in the Victorian Public Service.

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Sector and Service FAQs

Updated 1 year ago

Frequently asked questions on options available for people who work in the Victorian public service or sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) WFH psychological health and safety - ACTU WHS Alert

Updated 1 year ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced workers to rapidly adjust to new working environments and conditions, in particular, working from home. This has meant that workers, their representatives and employers have had to work together to transition quickly to new work from home arrangements. Consequently, major changes to the work environment and the way work is performed have increased the potential risks to workers’ health and safety.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Management of Exposure - WorkSafe Guidance for Healthcare and Social Assistance

Updated 1 year ago

Information about managing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in clinical and non-clinical settings, including patient transport.

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ACTU Coronavirus Alert WHS - Updated VicGov Crisis Council and VPS Missions CC formed – DPC Secretary

Updated 1 year ago
WHAT IS  COVID -19 - Coronavirus? 

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Key Points on Job-Keeper Payment - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 1 year ago
Key Points on the JobKeeper paymentThe Morrison government has heard the Australian union movement’s call to ensure that all workers are covered by a wage subsidy program. The union movement has worked doggedly to make sure this government understands the grave situation Australian workers find themselves in. Less than three weeks ago the Morrison government wouldn't consider the notion of a wage subsidy. This is a good start however some problems with the scheme remain.

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Temporary Early Access to Superannuation - Buyer Beware

Updated 1 year ago
The Government has legislated to provide for some people to access super early. Accessing your super in times of financial hardship should be a last resort. This is a step which should only be taken by workers if all other ways of getting income support are exhausted. If you are unclear of what measures you could take, you can talk to your union or visit the Services Australia website to find what payments you qualify to access. You may also have an insurance policy in your fund to protect

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COVID-19: Psychological Health and Safety at Work - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 1 year ago
COVID–19 presents a wide range of risks to workers’ psychological health and safety, as well as their physical health and safety.Many workers are experiencing reduced hours, stand downs or job losses.1 Increased job and economic insecurity arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous pressure on workers, their families and communities. The ACTU is calling on the Morrison government to commit to an 80% wage subsidy to ease the burden on workers...

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ACTU presentation Coronavirus, HSR's and PIN's

Updated 1 year ago

PowerPoint Presentation file


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Working from Home arrangements DPC

Updated 1 year ago

Dear colleagues

This morning the Premier announced further measures in Victoria’s response to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

His advice was very strong – if you can stay at home, you must stay at home. Doing so will save lives.

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Coronavirus and travel insurance cover and claims - from Maurice Blackburn lawyers

Updated 1 year ago

One of the most common questions asked by travellers at the moment is if their travel insurance is affected by the coronavirus outbreak and will they still be able to claim for any losses.

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Safe@Work COVID-19 Provision of PPE

Updated 1 year ago
This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in relation to this health and safety risk in the workplace.For further information,

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SAFE@WORK – COVID-19 - Information for HSR’s and Deputies

Updated 1 year ago
This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in 

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CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements

Updated 1 year ago

CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton

Updated 1 year ago

Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton, Victoria's Chief Health Officer



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