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Victorian Government Multi-dwelling Properties with Shared Facilities - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Saturday 18, Jul 2020

Victorians are being asked to play their part to keep one another safe – this includes maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres from each other, practising good hygiene and staying home even if slightly unwell.

Residential multi-dwelling developments with shared facilities represent a risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission between neighbouring residents, compared to single dwelling or lower density residential buildings.

This document is intended to provide advice to managers and operators of multi dwelling buildings in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell on how to limit the potential for transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) between residents, staff and visitors, and comply with directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer under Stay at Home Restrictions.

‘Multi dwelling buildings’ includes, but is not limited to:

  • Low, mid and high-rise residential apartment buildings
  • Student accommodation
  • Long term accommodation rentals
  • Townhouses with shared facilities
  • Single room occupancy properties with shared facilities
  • Mixed use properties where there is residential component with shared facilities

It does not replace Victorian legislation or regulations which seek to protect the health, safety and welfare of tenants of residential apartments or student accommodation and should be implemented only in alignment with existing legislation.

Guidelines available here