Well, it’s back to post COVID business normal for most SSAA members in Australia and NZ. The ever-changing nature of the COVID19 landscape means that this is not the case for the SSAA Victorian Members in certain restricted postcodes. From 11.59 pm on Wednesday 1 July, there will be changes in restrictions to respond to the increase in case numbers and to help reduce the risk of further transmission. These “hot zones” will be required to return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions – until at least 29 July.
The following areas are experiencing a high level of transmission or are at high risk of transmission. To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay at Home restrictions apply to these areas:
|3038||Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens|
|3021||Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans|
|3012||Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray|
|3042||Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North|
|3064||Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo|
|3047||Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana|
|3032||Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore|
|3046||Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park|
|3055||Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West|
- Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to visiting friends and family, especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.
- shopping centres are required to apply the four-square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
- outdoor markets are required to apply the four-square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
- you can visit a restricted postcode for four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home.
If members in restricted postcodes receive enquiries from storers as to whether they can access their storage units, the Department of Health and Human Services website states: “If you need to travel through one of the restricted postcode areas, you can. You should plan your trip so that you don’t need to stop in an impacted area unless it is for one of the four reasons”.
The SSAA believes that self-storage businesses can continue to operate under the description of “shopping for supplies”.
Members in restricted postcode areas are reminded that the SSAA has produced a COVD19 Member Support Kit available on our members-only portal after logging into the Member Assets menu.
If you have any questions in relation to your business operations during this period, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org