Victorian circuit breaker lockdown now in effect from 11:59pm 27-05-2021 | COVID-19 Safety Message

Published: 27 May 2021


The Victorian Government has announced circuit breaker restrictions begin tonight at 11:59 PM. Provided the latest outbreak is bought under control, these restrictions are expected to cease at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June 2021.

There are now five reasons to leave the house: shopping for food and supplies, authorised work and education, care and caregiving, exercise (for up to two hours and with one other person) and getting vaccinated.

Earlier this afternoon, the AMCA met with the Victorian Government to clarify how these restrictions will apply to the building and building services industry.

We can confirm the following:

  • The building construction industry is permitted to continue working for the duration of the circuit breaker restrictions.
  • Essential service and maintenance activities are also permitted to continue working.  
  • No permits will be required to continue working.
  • All non-site workers must work from home unless they are unable to do so.

With five reasons to leave home, building and construction along with essential service and maintenance are classified as ‘Authorised providers’ and as such can remain open and operating through the next week. 

The AMCA urges members to follow the latest version of COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria’s Building and Construction Industry.

Those over 40 have now been approved for the vaccination and are encouraged to book an appointment to receive the vaccine by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or online.

The full list of restrictions can be found here.