Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a snap Stage 4 restrictions in response to the “Holiday Inn” coronavirus outbreak – a summary of these restrictions are available at the following website below:
Although Vic Mix can continue to operate as an ancillary service to the construction industry, in the meantime, there are a number of restrictions affecting the industry which may have a flow on effect for you.
The main points of the announcement are:
- LOCKDOWN STARTS at 11:59pm Fri 12/02/2021 (TONIGHT!)
- LOCKDOWN ENDS at 11:59pm Wed 17/02/2021 (5 DAYS)
- MASKS must be worn everywhere outside of your own home
- NO private or public gatherings
- NO schools (some exceptions apply)
- RESTRICTED exercise within 5km of your home
- ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR LEAVING YOUR HOME:
- SHOPPING FOR WHAT YOU NEED
- CARE GIVING
- PERMITTED EDUCATION
- ESSENTIAL WORK
- mining, building or construction services for critical infrastructure work, which includes, for the avoidance of doubt, road construction services
- essential infrastructure and essential services without which the safety, health or welfare of the community or a section of the community would be endangered or seriously prejudiced (whether provided by a public or private undertaking). For full details refer:
Although Vic Mix can continue to operate as an ancillary service to the construction industry to service “essential infrastructure” work, we are now solely reliant on Customers with work that qualifies as “essential” or “critical” infrastructure. This means demand will be severely impacted.
In anticipation of reduced demand for concrete and the uncertainty of trying to predict even more than a day in advance, it is decided to operate on a “Wet Day” roster which will enable each plant to scale the next day’s capacity based on immediate demand. This arrangement will last the duration of the current Stage4 Restriction Lockdown and will include both Company and Subcontractor operated vehicles.
The information provided is the best we can understand at this time and may change at very short notice as more information or direction is provided by our Government and Industry Associations.
We will keep you all promptly informed.