Melbourne residents working in Ballarat have been reminded that they must still comply to Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions when working in the regions.
Speaking in his daily press conference on Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews sought to clarify information surrounding Melbourne people working in regional Victoria.
Melbourne workers are allowed to work in the regions but they must:
- have a valid worker's permit
- still comply to metropolitan Melbourne restrictions
"Since regional Victoria moved to that third step, there have been some queries raised with us about whether a person who lives in metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria for work," he said.
"People can travel to regional Victoria for work more broadly and are not bound by industry requirements in Melbourne. However, there are some conditions that do remain and these are very, very important."
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Mr Andrews said it was important Melbourne people remembered that their localised rules still applied to them in the regions.
"Even though they are not in metropolitan Melbourne the rules follow them to their work. For example, they can't be going out to a restaurant to dinner.
"They have a permit to go to work, then return to their home in metropolitan Melbourne."
There are now just 14 active COVID-19 cases throughout all of regional Victoria.
In Ballarat, there has not been a case confirmed for a month now and the last active case was cleared two weeks ago.
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