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Metro Tunnel

Coronavirus and Victoria's Big Build

Posted: 20 Aug 2021

Infographic showing hand washing, social distancing and masks on a blue background, with the words 'Safety is our key priority

Victoria's Big Build works are progressing safely under the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in Victoria.

The Metro Tunnel Project has strict COVIDSafe Plans in place and will continue to comply with all directions from the Chief Health Officer.

The health and safety of our workforce and community is our top priority. We are conducting daily safety inspections across our work sites.

Workers on all of our sites are currently required to wear face masks unless they meet any of the criteria for exception – such as a medical condition or to meet Occupational Health and Safety guidelines. Other comprehensive measures are also in place, including physical distancing, QR check-in codes and increased industrial cleaning.

We will continue to regularly consult with the construction sector to implement the best strategies to protect safety and jobs.

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and current restrictions in your area, please visit

Public transport

Public transport services are running to the normal timetable, unless affected by disruptions. There are some changes to regional services at the South Australian and New South Wales border.

When travelling on public transport, you must wear a face mask unless you have an exemption.

We encourage everyone to practise good hygiene when on public transport:

  • Wash your hands before and after you travel.
  • If you are unwell, stay home and get tested.
  • Keep your distance where you can.
  • Respect the clearance zone around our drivers.
  • Spread out along the platform and keep doorways clear.

See COVID-19 tips for travellers.

There are additional daily cleaning services in place across the public transport network, and contactless hand sanitisers at many stops and stations to help keep you safe while travelling.