Saturday 21 August 2021

VIC Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced that regional Victoria will enter lockdown from 1.00pm today.

Premier’s statement >

Statewide table of restrictions >

The Premier also announced that “changes will be made to metropolitan businesses operating in high-risk industries – like abattoirs, meat, poultry and seafood processing – with additional obligations such as workforce limits and mandatory surveillance testing to be implemented.”

AMIC is liaising with Agriculture Victoria on what these settings will be. There is an industry conference call this afternoon, so look out for an email later today.

As communicated in our last update, a reminder of the following:

Authorised workers will be required to carry permits when working, and when travelling for work, from 11:59pm on Tuesday August 17. The permits need to be certified by an employer. 

Download the permit >

Authorised provider and worker list >

For our members, this list includes: 

  • a supermarket, grocery store, bakery, butcher, fruit and vegetable store or fishmonger; or
  • an indoor or outdoor market, but only to obtain groceries or fresh food;
  • an abattoir, meat, seafood or poultry processing plant; or animal saleyards, knackeries and animal transportation services (including livestock);
  • retail goods workers supporting the operation of click and collect or click and deliver orders;
  • a transport, freight or logistics driver;
  • production and distribution of food and groceries for sale by a supermarket, butcher, fruit and vegetable store, market or fishmonger (including for sale by operators of such premises at an indoor or outdoor market); 
  • commercial operations that supply goods or services necessary to support the export of goods and services from Victoria.

For more information, as and when it is published, visit VIC Government COVID-19 updates >

AMIC will continue to keep all members updated on any changes and restrictions, and please call us if you need assistance, we are here to help.