Melbourne Market Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

The MMA is continually monitoring the latest advice from Government Departments about COVID-19, and we are taking a proactive approach and putting plans in place to help ensure everyone’s health and safety.

If you are feeling unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical advice.

Do not attend the Market for work, or to purchase produce, if you are feeling unwell in any way


THE MELBOURNE MARKET CONTINUES TO REMAIN OPEN WITH REGULAR TRADING HOURS.

This includes both the fruit and vegetable market and the flower market.

The Melbourne Market is an essential service and is vital in the supply chain of food. Along with the health and safety of Market users, our priority is to remain open to deliver fresh produce to Victorians.

Changes to Market operations

  • Current vaccine mandates mean all authorised workers (including all workers and visitors to the Melbourne Market) must be vaccinated to come onto the site.
  • If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, stay home, do not come to the market. Get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.
  • Market businesses and individuals must inform the MMA if they test positive for COVID by calling the 24-hour security line on 0408 334 555.

Current COVID-19 Testing System

  • People who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will now be considered a positive case and be subject to the same requirements as confirmed cases from a PCR test. You must isolate for seven days and notify your contacts.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you are a positive case. You must report your positive rapid antigen test result as soon as you can via this link: https://dhvicgovau.powerappsportals.com/rapid-antigen-test
  • Market businesses and individuals must inform the MMA if they test positive for COVID by calling the 24-hour security line on 0408 334 555.

Face Masks

  • Wearing a mask within the market is strongly recommeneded

Create Workforce Bubbles

  • Consider keeping groups of workers rostered on the same shifts at a single worksite and avoid any overlap of workers during shift changes where it is practical to do so.

COVID-19 Conditions of entry notice

To assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to Market users, the MMA requires market users to comply with modified conditions of entry to the Market. Click here to view updated conditions of entry.

QR code scanners

The MMA encourages all market businesses to post QR code scanners at the entrance to their premises to assist with fast contact tracing should the need arise.
If you visit any market premise with a QR code on display, we ask that you register before entering the store, warehouse or work area.
You can register and print a QR code at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/register-to-use-vic-gov-qr-code-service 

Penalties for non-compliance

If Covid restrictions are in place, to help ensure the safety and business continuity of the Melbourne Market, the MMA can impose penalties for those deliberately not following social distancing rules, or for those not wearing face masks.
Under Operating Rule 12(b), A Person on Market Land must comply with the OH&S Plan and all relevant OH&S Requirements at all times; therefore any person found deliberately breaking social distancing rules, or, not wearing a face mask will be subject the following penalties:

1st offence – Warning that is recorded in a Market user’s file
2nd offence – 24-hour suspension from the Market*
3rd offence – 14 day suspension from the Market*
*Any suspension is effective from the next business day

Market Relations Officers will also issue penalties ‘after the fact’ for non-compliance with social distancing rules as part of their current review of CCTV footage.

To support the enforcement of these rules, you can read the Melbourne Market Social Distancing and Face Mask Policy.

Questions

If you have any further questions, you can call the 24-hour security number, 0408 334 555.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

8AM - 4PM, MON - FRI