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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 25 – changes to restrictions

The State Government has just announced a number of changes to the current restrictions (see attached). The following rules will apply from 11:59pm on the 27th July.

  • The stay at home requirement and 5km travel limit has been removed
  • Face coverings:
  • must be carried at all times
  • must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exemption applies
  • Private gatherings: not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted
  • Public gatherings: permitted for up to 10 people
  • Community Facilities (Meeting Rooms)
    • Density Quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
    • Maximum group size of 10 people
    • A COVID Check-in Marshal must ensure attendees check in (this will mean each meeting room organiser will need to nominate a COVID Check-in Marshal on their COVIDSafe Plan and ensure each meeting room attendee has checked in using the provided Ross House QR Code. COVIDSafe Plans will need to be provided to Ross House at rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au and detail your nominated COVID Check-in Marshal)
  • If you can work from home, you should work from home: 25% can return to work or up to 10 people if workplace is 40 or less

Given these restrictions, Ross House staff will continue to work from home. You can contact the Ross House office via email at rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au or on 9650 1599 if needed. Meeting room bookings can go ahead provided they meet the above requirements on density, group size, COVID Check-in Marshal and COVIDSafe Plan.

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