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Dear Industry Partners,
Another week and more announcements, see links for media releases and restrictions table for more details.
School holidays begin today and we welcome Victorians from other Regional Victorian towns.


Business Directions


State Government Media Releases



Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Restrictions Table .pdf

Summary of Changes to Regional Victoria 
➡️ Indoor physical recreation facilities: Open with 10 people indoor and 20 outdoor per venue.
➡️ Pools: Open. Up to 50 people outdoor and 20 people indoor. Hydrotherapy and swimming lessons may occur.
➡️ Spas, saunas and steam rooms closed.
➡️ Tour transport: Open with up to 10 people per vehicle

NEW- Group Vax Bookings.
Open for community service organisations and community members.

🏃🏾‍♂️ General Booking options:
✅ State run clinic
✅ Federal system ( GP/Pharmacy)
✅ Pfizer: real time appointments covering metro and regional sites:
✅ Astra Zenica at Cowes Priceline 

Kim Storey 0409 250 895
Pauleen Boulton / Arnika Martin   0466 620 856

Do not forget to follow our Facebook Page, where we share the latest updates and events


Regional ID Poster

Please find here a poster for businesses in regional Victoria that are required to check the IDs of everyone they serve. 
The following regional Victorian businesses are required to check the residence of customers: 
  • accommodation facilities (for tourism related bookings) 
  • food and drink facilities when providing seated service 
  • restricted retail facilities, including hairdressers, beauty and personal care facilities 
  • licensed tourism operators  
  • entertainment and function facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, conventions centres, and other venues listed under ‘entertainment’ in the Restricted Activity Directions
  • physical recreation facilities, except where those facilities are unstaffed 
  • real estate agents (related to any activity except for final property inspections) 
  • alpine resort operators. 
Businesses can use the postcode, suburb and address checker to identify whether a person is from metropolitan Melbourne, Ballarat, or from regional Victoria. 

Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat (from 11:59pm tonight) are only allowed to travel outside those areas for the following reasons: 
  • necessary goods and services  
  • care or compassionate reasons 
  • childminding under limited circumstances
  • Authorised work with a permit or permitted education 
  • other specified reasons (such as for emergency purposes).  
If a person does not have photo ID with their address, or the address is out of date, they can sign a declaration.
For more information, please go to

Monthly Q&A - Gold Coast Fresh Meat Centre

School holiday COVID-Safe Business Q&A

Discuss how to keep your business COVID-Safe this holiday with Council, Bass Coast Health, Local Vic Pol and Destination Phillip Island.

Your chance as a local business to discuss COVID Safety and how to stay open, with
  • Jan Child (CEO Bass Coast Health),
  • Andy O’Brien (Senior Sergeant, Victoria Police),
  • Kim Storey and Pauleen Boulton (Destination Phillip Island)
  • Bass Coast Shire Council’s Business Support Team.

When: Tuesday 21/09/2021
TIme: 4:00 pm 


Digital Marketing - One on One Chats with Arnika

Got some spare time in lockdown? Our Digital Media and Marketing Coordinator is offering 30min – 1-hour individual sessions to businesses who need some help or have questions about digital media and social media marketing.
  • Not sure where to start on social media?
  • Struggling to keep up with social media changes?
  • Need advice on website pages?
  • Want to set up an email database?
Please get in touch with Arnika at if you are interested in booking a session.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria

Connecting you to key updates.

Top links

Stay COVIDSafe
  • Wear your mask correctly – covering your mouth and nose
  • Get tested immediately if you are ill
  • When open, make sure everyone checks in everywhere, every time
  • Update your COVIDSafe Plan
  • Support your workers to get vaccinated when they’re eligible.

For more information go to or the list of exposure sites.


Financial support for businesses and workers

If your job, business or income has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are a range of ways the Victorian Government can help.


Sector guidance

Guidance and frequently asked questions for different sectors. Sector Guidance. This will be updated later in the week following todays announcement.

Almost all of the current restrictions will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one dose of vaccine, estimated to be around 23 September.    

For information on current restrictions, visit How we work: Victoria.

Free Spring Fun for Kids!

Create clay creatures Come and get creative and make your own creature out of natural materials and clay to take home at Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre.

Support Helpline

It costs nothing get a free mental health check. If you, your family or workmates are feeling overwhelmed or even just 'not quite right' - make use of the free confidential service. 

More information is available on the Partners in Wellbeing Website.
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