On 27 September, the Victorian Premier announced the move to the Second Step of restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne. The changes include an easing of some restrictions and the removal of the curfew, but disappointingly, do not allow the re-opening of Dealer showrooms at this stage.
Further details are available at the Victorian Government’s website.
In a more positive step, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing section of the permitted industries list does now specify that as of 28 September the following mechanical services are allowed:
- Mechanical services that includes safety inspections, maintenance and repairs for safe operation, including scheduled / logbook inspections
The Premier also announced that the State would be moving away from fixed dates on the Roadmap and instead rely on case numbers as trigger points for further action.
Based on current infection rates, this means it is possible that future decisions about current restrictions will be brought forward to 19 October 2020.