Applications for the Business Costs Assistance Program and the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund to help businesses affected for the Circuit Breaker restrictions are now open. View more here.
The Victorian Government has announced that from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June, restrictions will be further eased in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria. See the summary here.
Use of the Victorian Government QR code service is now mandatory in all venues and facilities required to have electronic record-keeping for contact tracing purposes. Retail will also be required to use QR codes as of 18 June, and offices as of 1 July. Find out more.
The COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate is available for small and medium-sized businesses, where anyone suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus has been on the premises or worksite when they may have been infectious.
The rebate will help eligible businesses cover the cost of hiring professional cleaning services to conduct a ‘deep clean’ or ‘decontamination clean’ of their premises or worksite. This will help businesses prevent further transmission of coronavirus, and reduce their out-of-pocket cleaning expenses.
The rebate will cover up to 80 per cent of the cleaning costs at each worksite, capped at a grant of $10,000 (for a total cleaning cost of $12,500).