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Published 27 October

Victoria’s reopening – what it means for Pacific Epping | 29 October 2021 

From Friday 19 November, you’ll see a few changes at Pacific Epping as restrictions are eased even further across Victoria. In line with Victorian Government advice, this means that the following venues are now only open to fully vaccinated customers, those aged under 12 years and two months, or those with a medical exemption:

  • Non-essential retail
  • Cinemas
  • Indoor recreation facilities
  • Hospitality venues, including restaurants and cafes
  • Personal services retailers such as hairdressers, spas, nail and beauty salons, waxing, and massage.

Essential retail remains accessible to all members of our community, and restaurants and cafes are also permitted to continue to serve takeaway food and drink to all customers, regardless of vaccination status.

The wearing of face masks continues to be mandatory in indoor retail settings. Please remember to wear your face mask on your next visit to Pacific Epping, unless you have a valid reason not to.

For further detail on these changes to restrictions, we encourage you to visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings.

Although many of our retailers are now permitted to trade, some may have chosen to temporarily reduce or otherwise change their trading hours. We encourage you to visit our directory for the most recent information on individual retailers’ trading hours.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we all adjust to these new measures and navigate these changes together with kindness and compassion.

 

From Friday 29 October, you’ll see a few changes at Pacific Epping as restrictions are eased even further across Victoria.

 

In line with Victorian Government advice, from 6pm on Friday 29 October restrictions will ease at the following businesses:

  • All previously closed non-essential retail. For a full list of retailers now open and trading, click here
  • Cinemas (open only to fully vaccinated customers, or those with a medical exemption)
  • Gyms and indoor recreation facilities (open only to fully vaccinated customers, or those with a medical exemption)
  • Indoor recreation facilities, such as escape rooms and arcades (open only to fully vaccinated customers, or those with a medical exemption)
  • Hospitality venues (including restaurants and cafes) to provide dine-in service. (open only to fully vaccinated customers, or those with a medical exemption). Details of restaurant and café retailers now serving dine-in, and those still offering takeaway, is available here
  • Personal services retailers such as hairdressers, spas, nail and beauty salons, waxing, tattoo and massage (open only to fully vaccinated customers, or those with a medical exemption).

 

Our food court will also reopen. We have posted QR code signage throughout the food court, so please ensure you check in using the Service Victoria app.

For further detail on what businesses are permitted to reopen, including any restrictions, we encourage you to visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap

Although many of our retailers are now permitted to trade, some may have chosen to temporarily reduce or otherwise change their trading hours as we begin the transition to reopening. We encourage you to visit our directory for the most recent information on individual retailers’ trading hours.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we all adjust to these new measures and navigate these changes together with kindness and compassion.

 

Helping to keep our community safe

We are thrilled that we are now on the road to reopening. As has been the case throughout this entire COVID-19 period, the health and wellbeing of our customers, staff, retailers and contractors is our number one priority.

Alongside adherence to relevant COVID Safety Plans, we continue to implement and maintain stringent precautionary measures to keep our entire community safe. These include:

  • A strengthened focus on disinfecting commonly touched areas, sanitising high-touch points with high-grade disinfectant throughout the Centre.
  • Ensuring that our cleaning principles adhere to the guidelines set by the Federal Government’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 principles.
  • Positioning permanent hand sanitisation stations at key points throughout the Centre.
  • Rolling out public hygiene advertisements across the Centre, reinforcing the preventative measures each of us should adopt.
  • Installing signage and floor decals across parts of the Centre, reminding our community to keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others at all times, including when queuing or moving through the Centre.
  • Adjusting air-conditioning systems to maximise the intake of fresh air, ensuring that quality air is circulated throughout the Centre.
  • Reminding our community to adhere to government mandates to wear a face mask while outside of the home, unless there’s a valid reason not to.
  • Working closely with our retail partners to help ensure that we are all playing our part to keep our shared environments safe.
 

We’re doing all we can to keep our community safe, but we can’t do it without you. While we understand the reopening of many of our stores is an exciting time for us all, we ask that you continue to play your part in keeping our community safe. This means:

  • Checking in to the Centre and any stores that you visit using the Service Victoria app
  • Having your vaccination status ready to show retail staff on request
  • Always keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others, including when you’re moving through the Centre or queuing
  • Always wear a face mask when visiting the Centre, unless you have a valid reason not to
  • Maintain personal hygiene by regularly washing your hands and using the sanitiser stations located throughout the Centre for your convenience
  • Handle illness safely by coughing into your elbow or a tissue, and most importantly, stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.

We strongly encourage you to plan your trip in advance and not linger unnecessarily in the Centre:

  • Avoid visiting the Centre at peak times such as during the middle of the day from Thursday through to Sunday.
  • We encourage you to make a booking at our cinemas, indoor recreation facilities, restaurants, cafes and personal services retailers, as they are subject to capacity limits during this stage of the reopening and may fill up quickly
  • Check store trading hours and individual conditions of entry in advance
  • Take advantage of Click and Collect services being offered by our retailers. For more information click here.

 

We are closely monitoring public health updates and regularly review the range of measures we have implemented to help keep our community safe and are prepared to respond quickly should we need to.

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