On Sunday 2 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced, that Melbourne will move to more stringent Stage 4 restrictions while the rest of will go to Stage 3 restrictions, due to increased COVID-19 cases.
We are awaiting further information about the business impacts of Stage 4 restrictions and will release another Dealer Bulletin later today. The increased restrictions will potentially have impacts on businesses in other states and territories, as Victorian automotive organisations and logistics businesses are disrupted.
The AADA have previously called on the Victorian Premier to allow franchised Dealers to remain open so that they may continue to provide the sales and mobility services that remain so important to people during this tumultuous period. We have also asked for the logistics networks to remain open so that the supply chain can remain operational.