16 August 2021

Lockdown restrictions extended by 14 days

The Victorian Government has announced an extension of the existing lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne for another 14 days to 11:59pm Thursday 2 September 2021.

A curfew will come into effect from 9pm to 5am. Authorised workers will be required to carry permits when working and when travelling for work from 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August.

Dental practitioners in metropolitan Melbourne are still only permitted to provide dental services for the management of patients with urgent needs or care where failure to do so in a clinically appropriate timeframe will lead to adverse outcomes. These restrictions are part of the Restricted Activity Directions issued by the Victorian Government under the authority of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and are legally binding. Penalties apply for failure to comply with these restrictions.

Businesses and workers may be eligible for funding support from the Victorian and Federal Governments relating to the current lockdown. More information on the various support packages is available on our COVID-19 advice and support page.

Further information about dental restrictions is available on on our recent updates page. ADAVB members please see the full update in your email inbox (sent Monday 16 August) including your access to the ADA's HR advisory service.

Please reach out to us, our community relations officers and our member assistance program, LifeWorks, for further support.