Nurses and doctors wearing gowns, gloves, facemasks and face shields caring for patients in ICU are just some of Victoria's essential COVID-19 workers. Healthcare workers have tested hundreds of thousands of Victorians across the state. Scaling back non-essential surgery has freed up hospital beds in case of virus outbreaks.
Not all Victoria's essential COVID-19 workers wear scrubs. Our farmers, many impacted by the summer's bushfires, still grow and produce fresh food. With panic buying impacting supermarkets, some farmers are delivering their produce directly, a modern take on the milkman doing his rounds.
Behind their sneeze guards, Victoria's supermarket workers have experienced the range of individual and public responses to the pandemic. Alongside delivery drivers, posties, IT staff and contact tracers they have worked to keep us safe, fed, connected and entertained as we've stayed home.