Community Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated Wednesday 1 July at 10.00am

Here at Essendon Fields, the safety of our community is always paramount. That includes our team members, our tenants and operators, their customers, and any visitors that come to Essendon Fields each day.

Essendon Fields management continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and implementing measures aligned with advice from Australian health authorities to best manage health risks to our community.

ESSENDON FIELDS 3041 OPEN & TRADING

With postcode 3041 exempt from the latest lockdown restrictions, you can still safely access our local products and services.

ESSENTIAL SAFETY MEASURES

During this time, frequent and thorough cleaning of our public amenities and common areas is occurring. This includes the cleaning of touch points such as door handles, lift buttons and push plates in office buildings, public toilets, buses and our airport terminal.

The majority of Essendon Fields management staff continue to work from home in order to maintain safe social distancing practices as outlined by the State and Federal Government.

We encourage our tenants, customers and visitors to monitor their health, observe social distancing and personal hygiene best practice including frequent hand washing, and take precautions consistent with health authority advice and regulations.

Australian Government Department of Health information is available at https://www.health.gov.au/

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services information is available at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS

Many onsite businesses have altered trading hours and operations to ensure the safety of both employees and customers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We ask that you please contact individual businesses or refer to their websites for the latest details, and continue to support local businesses that are able to offer safe and alternative methods of doing business whilst restrictions are in place. 

For the full list of Federal Government mandated business restrictions please visit www.australia.gov.au.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AVAILABLE

The Federal Government has supported businesses and workers adversely impacted by COVID-19 through the JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs. To find out more please visit https://www.australia.gov.au/

The National Cabinet also released a mandatory code of conduct relating to Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19, covering small to medium businesses across retail, office and industrial tenancies. This Code has been implemented in Victoria by the Victorian State Government under the COVID-19 Leasing Regulations 2020.  More on our approach to offering financial relief to our customers during this crisis here https://ef.com.au/covid-19-relief-for-commercial-tenants/

We are continuing to work with our tenants to offer support in an appropriate and timely manner and thank our business community for working collaboratively with us during this period of uncertainty and change. We also acknowledge the support of our contractors, suppliers and business consultants, who have been working closely with Essendon Fields management to implement operational cost savings across the precinct, to be passed on to our tenants in the form of reduced outgoings. More detail on this initiative here https://ef.com.au/collaborating-with-contractors-to-reduce-costs-during-covid-19/

We will keep informing you of any updates to Essendon Fields operations as the situation changes and remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our community at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact askme@ef.com.au.

Sincerely,

The Essendon Fields team