No Victorian COVID-19 fines for car buyers

Buyers of new and used cars from a dealership will not be fined by police under new Melbourne and Mitchell Shire lockdown rules.

Buyers of new and used cars from a dealership will not be fined by police under new Melbourne and Mitchell Shire lockdown rules, the Victorian government has revealed in communication with the VACC (Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce).

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After the VACC sought advice from the government on behalf of its constituent members, the Office of the Minister for Police (the Hon Lisa Neville MP) responded as follows:

VACC is correct in that the automotive trade is not being prohibited from work or opening, so staff can work, and customers engage as appropriate and consistent with the CHO requirements around density quotients and physical distancing.

 Accordingly, the Office of the Minister for Police has provided VACC’s correspondence to the Chief Commissioner’s office to ensure it informs the ongoing messaging to police members during this time.

 In addition, police officers are not meant to be stopping people from travelling for work or restricting trade of businesses that can and should remain open as long as they are maintaining density quotients and physical distancing.

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