As we continue to react to changes throughout the pandemic, it is important to ensure that we continue to remain compliant, specifically to BCL owned buildings and working with the building managers of our leased buildings.
It is mandatory for all Victorian businesses (including all BCL occupants in chambers, barristers and clerks as sole trading businesses) to ensure we are all sharing the joint responsibility under our individual COVIDSafe plans.
Click here to view the BCL COVIDSafe Plan.
Tell your contacts you have COVID-19. If you have been in chambers this will include the members on your floor.
Click here to complete the self reporting form or call 1800 675 398.
Click here to view the COVID-19 checklist provided by the Department of Health.
We continue to review and work with both our contractor Grosvenor Engineering Group and building managers (who have referred to their own advisors) to provide compliant healthy building upgrade advice including:
We upgraded the existing return air filter banks from the current 40-45% average efficiency to 90-95% average efficiency.
All air filtration filters meet or exceed the WBS (Well Building Standards) minimum requirement for filtration of outside air (F7/MERV 13) and the (NAFA) National Air Filtration Association efficiency class filters in commercial buildings.
We are working with the building managers for leased properties (under advice from their advisors) to ensure air filtration systems meet or exceed the WBS (Well Building Standards) minimum requirement for filtration.
These more efficient filters provide better protection against virus survival conditions which are temperature and humidity dependent in chambers on our floors in our buildings.
Read more on what is happening in your building:
The EP5000 is a ModBus (connected to the Building Management System) indoor air quality probe. Click here for more information.
These are installed in the ceiling at the entrance of each floor.
The indoor air quality probe allows ongoing monitoring of air quality and we will use this information to rectify the air flow in real time.
We will be upgrading all existing light to LEDs in Owen Dixon Chambers East, Owen Dixon Chambers West and Douglas Menzies Chambers commencing August 2022.
See below for information on specific lighting to be installed in your building:
Our cleaning contractor uses Nanocyn in all COVID-19 touch point cleaning:
Once notified of a confirmed COVID-19 case, BCL will communicate to relevant members of the Victorian Bar.
Click here to view archived COVID-19 communications sent by the Victorian Bar and BCL between 2020 to 2022.