VIC - Fri, 16 July 2021


  • You can leave home to get food and supplies
  • Exercise for up to two hours no more than 5km from your home
  • You can leave home for care or caregiving
  • You can leave home for work or education if you can't do it from home
  • You can leave home to get vaccinated
  • Face masks must be worn outdoors at all times
  • Face masks must be worn indoors at all times, except at home

Emergency and Assistance and Support: https://www.australia.gov.au/phone-contacts
COVID19 Essential Services Letter

NSW - Wed, 14 July 2021


  • obtain food or other goods and services
        for the personal needs of the household or for other household purposes (including pets)
        for vulnerable people
  • travel for work or education if it is not possible to do it at home
  • exercise and take outdoor recreation in Greater Sydney
  • go out for medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.

Emergency and Assistance and Support: https://www.australia.gov.au/phone-contacts

NT - Tues, 29 June 2021

The COVID-19 lockdown across the Greater Darwin Area will be extended for a further 72 hours until 1pm on Friday 2 July 2021. This includes the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield Council areas, and Wagait and Belyuen Shires.

People are only permitted to leave home for the following five reasons. Masks must be worn at all times when leaving home:

  • To receive health care or attend medical appointments. Including to get the COVID-19 vaccine
  • To undertake shopping and get necessary goods and services. Supermarkets will stay open, so there is no need to stock up on groceries.
  • To exercise for up to one hour a day within 5km of your home and only with members of your household or one other person.
  • To undertake essential work. If you can work from home – you must work from home.
  • In case of an emergency or if there is family violence or to provide essential care to a loved one or dependent.

Please continue to follow the advice of official web sites, such as https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

WA - Tues, 29 June 2021

Perth and Peel will enter a minimum 4-day lockdown from 12.01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July, 2021.

Travel from Perth and Peel to other regions will not be permitted, unless for essential purposes.

Stay home

You are required to stay home unless you need to:

  • work because it's not possible to work from home. Refer to the list of essential workers
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies, including click and collect, within 5km from your home or closest practicable location
  • attend to medical or health care needs including emergencies, compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable;
  • exercise with a maximum of two adults from the same household (children under 18 years are not counted), limited to one hour per day within a 5km radius from home, and masks must be worn, except for vigorous exercise.
  • receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • leave due to an emergency (e.g. emergencies, fleeing domestic violence).

Please continue to follow the advice of official web sites, such as https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus


20210628_ COVID-19 Essential Service letter - WA

NSW - Mon, 28 June 2021

Please refer to the attached Essential Services letter titled "20210628_ COVID-19 Essential Service letter - NSW" in case you get questionned when travelling to a Menzies client site. Furthermore, refer to the info sheet provided by Safe Work Australia regarding COVID-19 at the work place.

Please always stay informed via official forums as well, e.g. >>> https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/what-you-can-do-nsw or https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/ <<<

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your line manager or send us an email to covid19@menziesgroup.com.au


Kind regards, Menzies HSEQ
20210628_ COVID-19 Essential Service letter - NSW
Infographic

NSW - Thurs, 23 June 2021

Premier Gladys Berejiklian introduced new social distancing restrictions in response to Sydney's growing COVID-19 outbreak.


NSW Health said the restrictions would be in place for one week.
  • Visitors to households will be limited to 5 guests — including children
  • Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events
  • Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed
  • Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed
  • Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 people)
  • Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn)
  • The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals
  • Outdoor seated events will be limited to 50 per cent seated capacity
  • Previous public transport capacity limits, represented by green dots, will be reintroduced
  • If you live or work in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas, you cannot travel outside metropolitan Sydney for non-essential travel.

Please continue to keep up with the latest developments by reviewing official pages such as https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Thank you and kind regards, Menzies HSEQ

Fri, 11 June 2021

Please refer to the slightly amended restrictions re/ the change to the mandatory face masks within Metropolitan Melbourne as soon as you leave your home.
  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave your home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • You cannot have visitors to the home.
  • You cannot travel more than 25km from your home except for work, care, study or to travel your nearest vaccination centre. Travel into regional Victoria is not permitted, except for a number of limited reasons – work, education, care and caregiving, and to get vaccinated (if this is your nearest vaccination location).
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors.
  • Restrictions follow you, for example if attending a funeral in regional Victoria that funeral must apply metropolitan Melbourne rules.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you must get tested for COVID-19.
  • Stay within 25 km of your home

VIC, Wednesday 9 June 2021


The Victorian Government has announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June and additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne.
For a detailed overview of the changes, see the updated Table of Restrictions.

Restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June:

The five reasons to leave home will no longer apply. The existing 10-kilometre limit will be increased to 25 kilometres.

  • Masks are required inside, and outdoors when 1.5 metres isn’t possible.
  • Cafes, restaurants and pubs will open – with strict safety measures like density limits, seated service and QR codes in place.
  • Retail will open.
  • Hairdressing, beauty and personal care can resume, but only for services where masks can be kept on.
  • Weddings will be limited to 10 people, and funerals no more than 50. Fifty will also be the limit on religious gatherings.
  • Swimming pools, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open subject to density limits.
  • Community sport can happen, but only for training.
  • If you can work from home, you should.

Changes to restrictions in regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June:

  • Public outdoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people.
  • Capacity limits will increase at restaurants, entertainment venues, community facilities and religious gatherings.
  • Indoor sport, including gyms, will reopen with limits on the number of people permitted at any point in time.

VIC - Wed, 2 June 2021


The Victorian Government has announced changes to Victoria’s restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 3 June.
For a detailed overview of the changes, see the Table of Restrictions. Please note, more specific sector information will be available shortly.
Following is a high-level summary.

Restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne


The current restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne for a further seven days, with some small changes. From 11:59pm 3 June 2021:
  • There will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies, authorised work and study, care and caregiving, exercise, and getting vaccinated
  • A number of outdoor jobs will be added to the authorised list – like landscaping, painting, installing solar panels, or letterboxing.
  • Other restrictions – including mask wearing – will stay the same.
  • People will be able to travel further for exercise and shopping, with an expanded 10km radius.
  • People from Melbourne will not be able to travel to regional Victoria, including over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Restrictions for regional Victoria


Regional restrictions are proposed to begin easing from 11:59pm 3 June. These changes are subject to contact tracing and testing over the next 24 hours:
  • Travel restrictions and the ‘five reasons to leave home’ will be lifted.
  • Restaurants and cafés can reopen to a maximum of 50.
  • Retail, beauty and personal care, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open in line with density limits.
  • Religious ceremonies and funerals will be capped at 50, weddings at ten.
  • If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home. Capacity limits in workplaces such as offices capped at 50 per cent or 20 people, whichever is greater.
  • Masks must still be worn inside.
  • Regional Victorians will be able to travel in regional Victoria. Melburnians will not.
  • Public gatherings will increase to ten people.
  • Visitors to the home will not be allowed.

25 May 2021

Greater Melbourne


The Victorian Government has announced additional COVIDSafe measures will be put in place across Greater Melbourne to keep Victorians safe.
From 6.00pm tonight, Tuesday 25 May:
  • Face masks will need to be worn when indoors, unless an exemption applies
  • Private gatherings in the home will be limited to five visitors per day
  • Public gatherings will be limited to 30 people
  • Schools and workplaces will remain open
  • Current COVIDSafe measures and density requirements for workplaces will remain in place.

Please read the full media release here.
Victorians who live in Greater Melbourne and need to travel to regional Victoria can still do so, however the restrictions travel with them.
Use of the Service Victoria QR code service will still be mandatory in all venues and facilities required to have mandatory electronic record keeping from Friday, 28 May.
Due to the current circumstances, the move to ease the density quotient in outdoor spaces and venues to a maximum of 200 people in spaces smaller than 400 sqm will be paused. Timing for this easing will be reassessed when public health advice indicates it is appropriate to do so.
Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately. Visit the Coronavirus website for an updated list of test sites and the latest list of exposure sites.
All eligible Victorians are also urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. People who are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment at a vaccination centre in Victoria.
More information is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

 

12 February 2021

VIC


Dear valued employee,
Please note that due to recent COVID-19 developments, Victoria will go into another Stage 4 lockdown from 11.59pm today, Fri 12 Feb '21
Victorians will only be allowed to leave home for one of the four essential reasons: for work, for essential food and supplies, exercise (2 hours per day) and caregiving.
The 5 kilometres radius will also return and masks will be mandatory everywhere.
The lockdown will last for five days and end at 11.59pm on Wednesday 17th February.
For further information, please visit: https://www.gomenzies.com.au/COVID-19.html

Please stay safe and take care. If you have any queries, please contact your Supervisor. Thank you, Menzies HSEQ Department

Handy resources:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/updates

20210212_COVID essential services - Menzies letter

4 February 2021

VIC


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 developments In Victoria, face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces (apart from when eating or drinking).
If you're planning to leave home - take a face mask.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, you must wear a fitted face mask when you leave home (e.g. For testing, or to seek medical care).
If you have any queries, please contact your Supervisor.
For further information, please visit:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-vic-covid-19

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

01 February 2021

WA


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 developments in WA, the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions will be in lockdown until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.

You must comply with the restrictions specified for the lockdown period (i.e. Only leave home within impacted areas for the four permitted reasons), available via the WA government website.

Face masks must be worn at all times when outside of your place of residence, including indoors at workplaces and on public transport, or if you aren’t able to keep 1.5 metres distance from others. For more information about masks, see the Healthy WA website. Your Supervisor is arranging delivery of face masks to sites for your use.

For further information, including COVID testing locations and ‘at risk’ areas visited by the confirmed case, please visit: https://www.gomenzies.com.au/COVID-19.html

Please stay safe and take care. If you have any queries, please contact your Supervisor. Thank you, Menzies HSEQ Department

Handy links:
https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Face-masks

12 January 2021

QLD


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 developments in QLD, for people in Greater Brisbane, you need to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home.
This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you enter a public indoor space or aren't able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people, including for the following indoor settings:
  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • gyms
  • workplaces where people cannot socially distance and where it is safe
  • places of worship
  • libraries
  • public transport, taxis and ride share vehicles
  • airport terminals and during flights
  • staff in restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs who interact with the public must wear masks but not patrons.

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres from other people, such as transport stops, busy walkways and thoroughfares.
For further information, please visit the QLD government website: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

4 January 2021

NSW


Please note that due to recent COVID-19 cases in NSW, face masks are now mandatory in Greater Sydney, on the Central Coast, and in the Blue Mountains and Wollongong for the following indoor settings:
  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • restaurants and cafes, except when you are eating or drinking
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces
  • face masks are mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.


You should carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home. This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you enter a public indoor space or aren’t able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay more than 1.5 metres from other people, such as transport stops, busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Stay at home directions and travel restrictions are in place for Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Other than the Northern Beaches, there are no travel restrictions around travelling to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW.

However, NSW Health currently recommends delaying non-essential travel within NSW, especially between Greater Sydney and regional areas.

For further information, please visit the NSW government website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

VIC



Please note that as of 5pm on 31 December 2020 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in public indoor spaces unless you have a lawful reason not to. This includes when visiting places such as:
  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • restaurants and cafes, except when you are eating or drinking
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces.
  • face masks are mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles.


Other important information:

You should also wear a mask if you:
  • have any symptoms and are seeking medical care
  • are going to get tested
  • are in the same room as another person when you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.


You must continue to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. This is in case you require your face mask, for example, if you aren’t able to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people or enter a public indoor space.

For further information, please visit the VIC government website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Please stay safe and take care. If you have any queries, please contact your Supervisor. Thank you, Menzies HR


26 October 2020

Dear team member,

Please refer to the below updated SWMS 06 level 3 which is now also available in (Latin) Spanish, Sinhalese and Hindi.

Note for VIC staff: always stay informed by continually reviewing https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-reopening-roadmap-metro-melbourne and other Government official pages as required.

Always wear your face-mask, keep your social distance, frequently wash your hands and if you feel sick, please stay at home and inform your supervisor immediately. Where required, please get tested.

Thank you and kind regards,
Menzies HR


16 September 2020

Dear Valued Employee,

Menzies is consistently reviewing the Victorian Government updates on a daily basis – however, at this stage all we can advise is the Government’s Road Map to COVID-normal which can be found here for Melbourne Metro >>>>> https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmap-metro-melbourne.

As you are aware, Menzies has complied with all Government requirements including issuing you with a working permit. We will continue to update you as we learn more information.

Please speak with your manager or send an email to covid19@menziesgroup.com.au should you have any questions.

Please also note: Menzies has an Employee Assistance Program [EAP] which you can access free and confidentially to discuss any issues, whether work or non-work related, the EAP flyer has been attached below for your reference


10 September 2020

Please refer to Menzies updated COVID Safe-Plan below.


17 August 2020

Dear valued team,

Please ensure that you always log your attendance at the schools. In addition to the Inzenius time keeping system, you will also have to sign in and out using the Menzies Attendance book (hard copy) available at the reception desks at each school.

How to wear your cloth face mask correctly

  • Should fit securely around the face, specifically covering the nose and the mouth areas
  • Secured your face mask by the ties at the back of your head (or ear loops)
  • You can use a plastic clip or tie to join the ends together at the back of your head to make sure it fits snugly on your face
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser that is made up of over 60% alcohol, before putting on your mask and after taking it off
  • Make sure that your mask does not have holes and is not wet or dirty
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used cloth face masks in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them

And please follow the instructions provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as any information and training provided by Menzies.

General information for Victoria can be accessed here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19; face covering: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

>>Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19<<

All other states' relevant information around COVID-19:


NSW: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
ACT: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/
QLD: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status
NT: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
WA: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
SA: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Thank you and best regards,
Menzies HR


11 August 2020

In addition to yesterday's information, you can now read the message we have added to our time keeping system after you enter your employee ID:

If any of the following questions are answered with YES, please do not attend site, go home and immediately call your line manager. Select 8 for “Yes” and 9 for “No”:

1) Do you have symptoms of a cold or flu?

2) Is any of your house members, including yourself, awaiting a COVID-19test result?

3) Did you travel overseas or have you been in direct contact with persons who arrived from overseas in the last 14 days?

3) Have you been in direct contact with anyone who has been tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

Select 8 for “Yes” and 9 for “No”.

Thank you.

Please enter your Site Code, followed by the hash key. If you do not use Site Code, just select the hash key.

We hope this will help you further understand our amended time keeping message. Note: this is a mandatory requirement in Victoria, but has been rolled out nationally regardless.

Kind regards,
Menzies HR


10 August 2020

Subject: Amended time keeping message

As of Monday, 10 August 2020, 6.15pm you will be hearing an amended message when clocking in at the beginning of your shift.

After you have entered your employee ID, you will be asked 4 questions relating to COVID which you are required to respond with "yes" or "no". The time keeping system will advise you accordingly.

Afterwards, you continue entering your site code as per usual. Please listen carefully and follow the prompts.

Thank you and kind regards,
Menzies HR


5 August 2020

We would like to re-assure you that Menzies is adhering to all requirements relating to the latest announcements and restrictions respectively.

Please find our COVID Safe Plan attached which is a mandatory requirement for all essential services operating in Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

Note: the plan is subject to ongoing changes as the situation evolves.

Furthermore, we are getting the worker permits ready for all staff who will continue attending your sites; it will be provided to you today.

Please continue with the general COVID-19 advice [mandatory]:

  • Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire you must wear a face covering when you are out for one of the four reasons, unless an exception applies.
  • If you feel unwell do not go to work.
  • Get tested at a nearby testing location. Return home immediately.
  • If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for test result or you have tested positive and need to self-isolate you may be eligible for a worker support payment.
  • If your condition worsens contact your GP or a health professional. If you become very unwell and are having trouble breathing contact triple zero, you may need to be admitted to hospital.

Important: social distancing remains in place while on a break and the mask must also be worn at this time.

Please also refresh yourselves on the SWMS 6 attached and do not hesitate to contact your line manager if you have further questions.

Kind regards,

Menzies HR

DocumentMenzies Hand Hygiene Procedure.pdf
DocumentSWMS 06 - Infection Control Level 1
DocumentSWMS 06L2 - Infection Control Level 2
DocumentSWMS 06L3 - Infection Control Level 3
Document COVID Safe Plan
Document Menzies - Employee Assistance Program
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Sinhalese.pdf
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Spanish_Latin_America.pdf
Document SWMS_6L3_Infection_Control_-_Level_3_Hindi.pdf