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Ross House is the only self managed and community owned not-for-profit building in Melbourne, Australia.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 16 – COVIDSafe Settings

The State Government has further relaxed the COVIDsafe settings required in the workplace. Please see the below changes to the Ross House COVID policies:

  • Masks are no longer required when in Ross House. However they are recommended where you can’t socially distance or are working with vulnerable communities
  • Manual record keeping of attendance is now no longer allowed. All organisations using Ross House must use electronic record keeping through the Services Vic app or a government API-linked digital system. The easiest way to do this is through the Victorian Government QR Code Service – https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-government-qr-code-service. Staff must scan the QR code when entering the office and meeting room attendees must scan the QR code when entering a meeting room.
  • All spaces now fall under a one person per 2m squared capacity rule. The Ross House meeting room capacities have been updated as a result.

All Ross House organisations must have a COVIDSafe Plan if they are working / using meeting rooms in the building (https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/creating-a-covidsafe-workplace). The six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces are:

  • create workforce bubbles
  • avoid interactions in close spaces
  • keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell / use the Wavein and QR system when entering the building
  • practise good hygiene
  • wear a face mask
  • ensure physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • Air-Conditioning works have been completed that increase the flow of fresh air into the building by between 50%-100%. Modulated dampers are used to adjust the flow of air throughout the day

Information about getting into the building (for tenants)

  • please make sure that you have your swipe key with you
  • if you do not have a swipe key you cannot get in to the building

Information about getting into the building (for facility users)

  • please check your booking email confirmation/reminder to obtain your four-digit access code
  • this unique access code will give you access the building

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Ross House Front Desk on (03) 9650 1599 or rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au.

www.rosshouse.org.au

About Ross House

Ross House is the only self managed and community owned not-for-profit building in Melbourne, Australia and has been an important part of the social justice and environment community in Melbourne since 1987.

Ross House is a place for community groups to grow, connect and evolve.The five-storey heritage listed Ross House building in Flinders Lane provides affordable, accessible office space to over 50 small not-for-profit groups working towards environmental and social justice. Ross House also offers affordable meeting room hire and other resources to anyone who might like to use them.

By choosing to use these facilities, you are supporting the social justice and environment movement in Melbourne.

Ross House is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of this land.