News & Views

20th October 2021

Indoor Repair and Maintenance Back for Domestic Sites

Following extensive consultation with government on this issue, we are delighted to announce that from 11:59pm on the 21st October indoor domestic repair and maintenance will be allowed to resume.  This includes solar installations at domestic properties.

All repair and maintenance workers must have received a least a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (the second dose deadline is 25th November) or have a valid medical exemption, to be permitted to work.

It should be noted that for solar installation work, the second dose deadline for these workers is 13th November – in line with the construction industry mandate.

As Melbourne and Regional Victoria continue to have different settings until we reach the 80% milestone, travelling for work across Victoria is a permitted activity – so long as the worker is fully vaccinated (2 doses) or has an authorised medical exemption.

All workers and residents should continue to practice those well-known COVID ‘norms” like social distancing, wearing appropriate PPE (when the worker is on site) and using hand sanitiser.

As solar work is considered “a construction activity”, the requirement for a site Covid Marshal remains in place (following the online training), and the completion of the site attestation must be completed, while now a maximum of five workers plus a supervisor will be permitted, for solar installations.

For COVID Marshal Training for Victorian Construction Industry click here.  

Naturally these settings above are subject to change by the CHO – and we will continue to update members as these changes evolve.