Healthcare workers carrying identification do not require a worker permit in Stage 4 restrictions

A new permitted worker scheme has been launched by the Victorian Government to make it easier to identify essential workers during the Stage 4 restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne. Essential workers are required to carry a permit when travelling to and from work, particularly after the 8pm curfew.

However, the Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria website states:

“In rare circumstances an employee does not need a worker permit. This includes:

  • if an employee is at risk at home, such as at risk of family violence
  • law enforcement, emergency services workers or health workers who carry employer-issued photographic identification, which clearly identifies the employer.”

All Monash Health employees required to work on site during Stage 4 restrictions should ensure they carry their Monash Health Employee Pass when travelling to and from work. This will work in place of a permit.

If your employee identification is faded, making the photograph and text difficult to read, you can have your identification reprinted at no cost for the time being. If you do need to replace your identification, please call the security office ahead of time.

It is preferable to have your identification reprinted at the Clayton security office (phone 9594 6666). You are also able to have this done at the Dandenong security office (phone 9554 1000). The Kingston security office has limited capacity to manage ID cards.

Under Stage 4 restrictions, you can travel further than 5km from your home if required for work, receiving care, or delivering care. Please try to purchase necessary goods and services, and exercise, close to your home and limit your movement as much as possible.

You can view the full details of Stage 4 restrictions on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Approved by Steve Bills, Director of Security Services

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