June 28, 2021

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 18 – 7-Day Circuit Breaker Restrictions (updated 27th May 2021)

The State Government has just announced a 5-Day Circuit Breaker lockdown. The following rules will apply from 11:59pm on the 15th July to 11.59pm on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

  • Stay at home unless:
    • caregiving or compassionate reasons
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
    • authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
    • exercising (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)
    • receiving a vaccination
    • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)
  • Intrastate travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:
    • to return home
    • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home
    • to visit an intimate partner
    • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
    • allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
    • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • Face coverings
    • must be carried at all times
    • must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exemption applies
  • Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted
  • Public gatherings: Not permitted
  • If you can work from home, you must work from home

Given these restrictions, Ross House will be closed from 11:59pm on the 15th July. Staff will still be working from home and are available via email at rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au or on 9650 1599 if needed. Meeting room bookings can be moved free of charge. Staff will return to the office once the restrictions have been lifted.

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.

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