As announced by the Premier, from 6.00pm Friday 29th October 2021, metropolitan and regional Victoria will move forward on the same restrictions. People from Melbourne are able to travel to regional Victoria and interstate again.
The full statement can be viewed here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/nearly-there-return-normality-80-and-90-vax-rates
Victorians are allowed to travel across the state, density limits at hospitality venues have increased for fully vaccinated people, retail centers will reopen and masks will no longer be required outdoors, because 80 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had two vaccine doses.
We will keep you informed of relevant changes to our services as these changes occur and for more detailed information, please look at Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown here.
On the advice of the Victorian Government public health team, all workers – in Melbourne and regional Victoria – on the Authorised Worker list were required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite. They will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November. Disability workers are on the ‘Authorised Worker’ list and Melba has been working through what is required to achieve this. Our thanks go to those who have already had a vaccination.
Please continue to monitor coronavirus.vic.gov.au for the latest public health advice from the Victorian Government.
To find a list of all Restriction Settings: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings
Important information about managing the lockdown in the Melba Way
We will continue to support people in the best way possible, and please understand changes are being made regularly.
Like before we need everyone to work together to ensure we can safely deliver the services we need to.
We will continue to support those individuals who are most vulnerable and where centre-based support is essential.
Individual Supports will continue in the home for individuals who are vulnerable however there will be community access, in line with the current state Metropolitan and Regional restrictions.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) services
SIL services will continue in line with the current state Metropolitan and Regional restrictions.
STAA (Respite services)
At this time STAA (Respite services) will continue.
People booking into or attending for booked respite can do so on the proviso they do not have any symptoms. If they have any symptoms, they cannot attend and are required to get tested.
Please note, we will continue to follow Government directions and the public health advice. We’ve done this before, and we can do it again!
We will keep you informed with all further developments.