Leading People During COVID-19
Updated 20 September 2021
A stay-at-home curfew is in place for Metropolitan Melbourne. Between 9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home other than for the six reasons. The curfew does not apply to regional Victoria. The following restrictions apply in metro & regional Victoria:
Must remain closed unless:
- hosting an essential public support service, groups of 10 permitted (not including the minimum number of people required to deliver the service)
- operating for ‘click-and-collect’ purposes to facilitate loaning, returning books, toys, and other items from these facilities
- volunteers require a permit to continue volunteering
- Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors.
- Read more about about authorised providers here.
- Read the factsheeet on volunteering during the lockdown here.
- Read the Victorian Premier’s announcement here.
- Stay up-to-date with Victoria’s Roadmap in Metro Melbourne here.
- Stay up-to-date with Victoria’s Roadmap in Regional Victoria here.
If you are unsure whether your volunteering program is permitted or have any additional queries, please email [email protected]
Information on COVID-19 vaccinations:
The Australian COVID-19 vaccination program commenced officially on Monday 22 February 2021.
How are volunteers included in the phased roll-out?
Generally, in Victoria, it is up to the organisation to decide which phase their volunteers will be vaccinated in.
Federal vaccine program roll-out effecting Victorian volunteers include the following:
- In relation to aged and disability care facilities, volunteers are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1a.
- All workers, including the many volunteers, who provide care services in a community or home setting are also not included in Phase 1a.
- Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers are included in Phase 1b.
- Disability and aged care support volunteers who provide support to people in their homes, respite care, educational, employment, leisure and/or residential settings, including those providing transport and advocacy services are included in Phase 1b.
Phase 2a & 2b
- As of 22 March, we are awaiting confirmation of which workers (including volunteers) will be prioritised in subsequent phases.
Click here for more information on the above roll-out program.
More resources on the Victorian Coronavirus vaccine program:
Still have questions – get in touch with us via [email protected]