VICTORIAN WORK PERMITS REQUIRED

Under the Stage Four Lockdown, workers of continuing businesses will be required to have a permit to travel for work

For automotive businesses able to continue work through the Victorian Stage Four lockdown, there is a form which must be completed by both employer and employee and carried with the employee as they travel.
To download the form, please visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-permit-covid-19-doc
The employer is required to state the permitted industry/activity on the form. Following are the required statements for each sector, taken from the Victorian Department’s list of permitted on-site industries: 
Motor Vehicle Service and Repair
• Vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance.
• Automotive, machinery and equipment repair and maintenance are permitted to operate where providing support to a permitted service or industry or where required to maintain the health and safety of Victorians at home or at work.
Retail
• Retailers work onsite for the purposes of fulfilling online orders.
• Vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance.
• Transport support services.
Vehicle Modifications
• Vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance.
• Automotive, machinery and equipment repair and maintenance are permitted to operate where providing support to a permitted service or industry or where required to maintain the health and safety of Victorians at home or at work.  
Parts supply
• Retailers work onsite for the purposes of fulfilling online orders.
• Transport support services.
• Vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance.
Manufacturing
• Transport support services.
• Vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance.
“I know that AAAA members are all looking to respect the spirit of the new restrictions by ensuring we are all playing our part and doing the right thing to stop the spread of this highly transmissible disease. I have been deeply heartened by the number of members that are calling to make sure that they are doing the right thing,” AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, said.
“There will be mixed experiences for our Victorian businesses and business owners. While many of our member businesses can continue to operate, the community-wide impact of the Stage Four restrictions is designed to dramatically reduce activity and movement which will impact demand for services.
“We want all members to emerge from this pandemic in good physical and mental health, so do not hesitate to ask for help from experts who are well trained to support you or someone you care about. Now is the time to show high levels of care and compassion for others, and to look after yourself.
“Remember, the AAAA team is here to support you. If you need any more information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

For more information, contact advocacy@aaaa.com.au
To download the work permit form, visit
www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-permit-covid-19-doc