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WOW here we go again lockdown directions commenced at 1:00pm on Saturday, 21 August in regional Victoria and will continue until 11:59pm on Thursday, 2 September, aligning with restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. Also metropolitan Melbourne had their lockdown extended and with tighter restrictions for an additional two weeks. We understand the pressure this puts on local businesses. 

The Victorian Government has announced a package of automatic cash grants that will provide regional Victorian businesses with the support they need following the extension of the current lockdown to the whole state.3
Grants to be paid through the new $146.6 million initiative, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments, will be made automatically without the need for regional businesses to make an application.
See more information below.


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If you wish to discuss the difficulties you are facing or just want to share some insights please do not hesitate to contact myself or Pauleen. Please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss your approach to reopening and any other questions. 


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria

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Table of Restrictions

An overview of the restrictions, see the Table of Restrictions.
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) 
 

FAQ Sector guidance

Guidance and frequently asked questions for different sectors.
Sector guidance | Coronavirus Victoria

 

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 to be in line with the current restrictions
  • Support your workers to get vaccinated when they’re eligible.


For more information go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au or the list of exposure sites.

Restricted Activity Directions (Victoria)

The purpose of these directions is to restrict the operation of certain businesses and undertakings in Victoria to address the serious public health risk posed to Victoria by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

The Restricted Activity Directions (Victoria) (No. 25) come into force at
11:59pm on 22 August 2021 and end at 11:59pm on 26 August 2021
They replace the Restricted Activity Directions (Victoria) (No. 24).

Financial and other support in Regional Victoria  

Find out about the financial support available to people and businesses affected by COVID-19.

There are a variety of financial support packages for people and businesses impacted by COVID-19 including financial, job and business support.
 
The Victorian Government has announced a package of automatic cash grants that will provide regional Victorian businesses with the support they need following the extension of the current lockdown to the whole state.3

Grants to be paid through the new $146.6 million initiative, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments, will be made automatically without the need for regional businesses to make an application.

The support announced today builds on the package announced on 19 August and comprises:

Business Costs Assistance Program
Around 18,000 businesses in regional Victoria will automatically receive payments of $5,600 ($2,800 per week) if they have previously received grants under the Business Costs Assistance Round Two or July Extension programs. 
The payments will allow businesses to continue paying overheads and other costs while they are unable to operate.

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund
Automatic payments of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 per week will be made to more than 2,000 licensed hospitality premises in regional Victoria that have previously received grants under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or July Extension programs.
Payment amounts will be tiered according to a premises’ capacity: $5,000 for a capacity of up to 99 patrons, $10,000 for 100-499 patrons, or $20,000 for a capacity of 500 patrons or more. 

Alpine Resorts Winter Support Program
This targeted program will provide payments of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 per week, depending on business type and location.

COVID-19 Disaster Payments
Eligible workers who lose work due to the lockdown can access the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as can sole-traders who do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs.
The payment is $450 for people who have lost 8-20 hours work over seven days or $750 for 20 hours or more of work lost.
Business owners who want help applying for the Commonwealth COVID-19 Disaster Payment can access the Business Victoria Concierge Service on 13 22 15.

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund
Business in regional Victoria that do not qualify for this new support and have experienced a reduction in revenue of at least 70 per cent are encouraged to apply for the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund, which provides grants of $14,000 to successful applicants.

More information about business support programs is available at business.vic.gov.au
All Victorians are encouraged to book their vaccination appointment by visiting portal.cvms.vic.gov.au or by phoning the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres for more information on Victoria’s vaccination centres, including locations and opening hours.

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Workplaces in Victoria must not permit workers to undertake work at the workplace unless it an authorised provider or service, or workers are authorised (visit this page to see a list of authorised providers and workers)

Employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility. Advice on how to access the authorised worker permit is provided below.

The permit also allows parents and guardians to access childcare, kindergarten and early education centres. Conditions apply, and more information is available below.

Eligibility

For employees attending work premises, employers can issue a worker permit to their employee if:

Carrying a worker permit

Employees must carry the worker permit and photo identification when travelling to and from, and attending the workplace.

A worker permit can be shown electronically to authorities such as a photo, or scanned copy, on a mobile device.

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Business Victoria Concierge Service

Dedicated Concierge service for Victorian microbusinesses

About the Concierge Service

If you are a sole trader or microbusiness seeking information or advice about COVID-19 business support, you can now call our dedicated concierge service for assistance.

We’ve designed the concierge service to help you understand what support is available to you.

This concierge service is here to support you if you work for yourself, or have 1 to 2 employees and an annual turnover of less than $75,000, and are not eligible for Victorian Government COVID-19 business support grants.

You can speak to one of our experts for advice by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 and selecting the microbusiness concierge service.

Our experts can provide:

Call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15, and select the microbusiness concierge service and a friendly team member will assist you.

 

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