CTA COVID-19 Response

CTA is fully operational and remote enabled

Contact Details for CTA Management Team

Kurt LackovicCEO0439 352 455[email protected]
Lucy CorrentePA to CEO0400 593 920[email protected]
Michelle ButtonFinance Manager0438 524 124[email protected]
Marie LuciClinical Trials Contracts Manager0402 422 423[email protected]
Jennifer HanClinical Trials Start-Up and Sponsor Relations Manager0413 388 268 [email protected]
Nicola HowellClinical Trials Start-Up Manager0413 467 044 [email protected]
Emily EnglandInformation Systems Manager0448 655 871[email protected]
Susy MontagnerHR Manager0408 023 917 [email protected]

Status as at: 26 May 2020

CTA remains fully operational and is remote enabled.

While the recent Victorian shutdown of “non-essential” services excludes CTA, we have elected to support our workforce to commence working from home, maximising the safety of not only our staff and their families, but also the vulnerable patients located in our workplaces.

We continue to follow advice from DHHS and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre regarding our continued operations within the VCCC building, as well as the advice of other hospitals where our staff are located.

CTA remains well positioned to effect change as advice evolves.  We will regularly update this page as changes to our work practices are made in response to risks posed by the spread of COVID-19.

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

  • Victoria’s state of emergency has been extended until 11.59pm on Sunday 31 May 2020.
  • The Victorian Government has announced a gradual easing of restrictions throughout the state from 1 June 2020, including social events and ceremonies, fitness, sport and recreation, personal services, cafes, restaurants, travel, leisure, culture and entertainment.
  • From 13 May 2020 Victorians will be able to have five visitors in homes, sports and recreational activities are limited to 10 people with adherence to physical distancing and hygiene arrangements.  Work from home capability is to continue until the end of May 2020.  There is the possibility for a gradual, phased return to school before the end of Term 2.
  • Stage three restrictions as at Sunday 29th March 2020.  These include: Gatherings, indoor and outdoor, to be limited to two people.  Only leave home for essential shopping, for medical care or compassionate needs, to exercise (only if complying with 2 people in a group), for work and education (if cannot work or learn remotely).  People over the age of 70 urged to self-isolate
  • Stage two restrictions from midnight Wednesday 25th March 2020.  This includes amusement parks and arcades, indoor and outdoor play centres, community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities, saunas, wellness centres, public swimming pools, galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, libraries, auction houses, real estate auctions and open house inspections, in-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours, food courts only to sell take away
  • Stage one shutdown of “non-essential” services from midday Monday 23rd March 2020.  This includes pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues.  Businesses not included on this list may remain open, as long as there is adherence to social-distancing measures
  • Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced a State of Emergency on 16 March 2020
  • The DHHS advises that school closures are not yet required (updated 16 March 2020)
  • The Australian Government has broadened 14-day, self-quarantine requirements to include anyone returning from overseas (updated 16 March 2020)

 International visitors to the building

  • In line with PMCC policy, international visitors are no longer being met within the VCCC building, and are instead being met virtually via phone/videolink

Specific Travel Information

In line with the latest Australian Government notice, everyone arriving in Australia from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days, effective from midnight, Sunday 15 March.  As such, any CTA staff arriving back to Australia from overseas destinations after that time should self-isolate and contact their manager via phone/email.

Work Related Travel (International)

All CTA work related international travel has been postponed until further notice.

Work Related Travel (Domestic/Interstate)

All CTA work related domestic / interstate travel has been postponed until further notice.

Private Travel

  • CTA strongly encourages staff to cancel or defer personal international travel for their own safety and wellbeing
  • The current Australian Government announcement is that Australians would be banned from travelling overseas effective Wednesday 25th March 2020.
  • CTA discourages staff from undertaking personal domestic travel at this time
  • If you are in a region that is impacted, and moves from DFAT Travel Advisory Level 3 to 4, where DFAT 4 is the most restrictive/highest level of alert, you should organise to depart as soon as possible.

For the latest Australian Government travel information, please see Smartraveller