Getting back to business

The Victorian Government has announced the gradual easing of restrictions within the state for social events and ceremonies, fitness, sport and recreation, personal services, travel and leisure, culture and entertainment. A summary of these are below. For more information on the easing of restrictions in Victoria visit the DHHS website.

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Be Kind to Business Resource Pack

To assist Manningham businesses with reopening we’ve developed a set of decals and promotional material to help you get back to business and be COVID-19 safe. The Be Kind to Business resource pack is available free to Manningham businesses and contains:

  • 1 X Be Kind to Business window decal
  • 3 x Social distancing floor stickers
  • 1 x maximum visitors poster

You can also download a copy of the maximum visitor’s poster to print at home.

To request a pack, please send us your details

Business Recovery Program

In support of our local small business community, Manningham Business have developed a program of webinars and short courses to help small business owners recover and grow their business.

The program offers the opportunity to meet with experienced business mentors, to develop skills in marketing and cashflow management, and to learn how to thrive in this new COVID-19 environment.

Visit our dedicated webpage for more information and to book into a session.

 

Restaurants and cafes

Restaurants, cafes and other hospitality businesses can resume dine-in service with the following restrictions:

  • Up to 20 seated patrons per enclosed space.
  • All venues must abide by physical distancing requirements – one customer per four square metres.
  • Tables should be spaced at least 1.5m apart.
  • Venues are required to request contact details, first name and phone number, of every customer to assist in rapid contact tracing

Due to a rise in cases on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria, and in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer, proposed easing of restrictions planned for 11.59 pm will be deferred until 13 July.

This means:

  • The 1 June easing of restrictions allowing 20 patrons per enclosed space will remain in place
  • Restrictions allowing up to 50 patrons per enclosed space have been deferred until 13 July
  • Up to 100 patrons per enclosed space has also been delayed

Download a copy of the State Governments Hospitality Industry Guidelines along with checklists, fact sheets, signage and posters to help your business safely reopen.

Read the Restaurant and Catering Association Best Practice Guidelines

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Shopping and retail

From June 1, market stalls may open – the four square metre rule applies to indoor markets and a distance of 1.5metre should be maintained between people who do not live in the same household.

Other retail outlets may continue to operate; the four square metre rule applies to customers, and a distance of 1.5m should be maintained between people who do not live in the same household.

Beauty and Personal Care

From 1 June, beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours and massage parlours can now open with up to 20 patrons – the four square metre rule will apply to the publicly accessible parts of the venue, and a distance of 1.5metre should be maintained between customers.

The Business Victoria website has extensive tools including checklists, fact sheets, signage and posters to help your business safely reopen.

Read the Beauty and Personal Care Facility Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Sport and exercise

Outdoor fitness activities including boot camp, personal training, tai chi and yoga can be undertaken outdoors as long as:

  • Up to 20 people can participate in outdoor group sport and exercise activities, provided you can keep your distance (at least 1.5 metres apart) and they are not competitive.
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools can be opened to a maximum of 20 patrons per separate enclosed space and a limit of 3 persons per lane in each pool

Indoor sports centres and venues as well as indoor physical recreation (for example, gyms, health clubs, class fitness studios) can be opened with up to 20 people allowed per separate enclosed space, subject to the four square metre rule, with up to 10 people per group or activity.

Learn more

Working from home

If your employees can work from home, they must continue to work from home.

Read the statement from the Premier

Entertainment and culture

From 1 June, galleries, museums and historic sites up to 20 customers allowed per separate space, while ensuring that physical distancing requirements of one person per four square metres is applied.

From June 22:

  • Cinema complexes and movie theatres, up to 20 customers will be allowed to watch a movie per cinema. Customers who are not from the same household should be seated at least 1.5 metres from others. The four square metre rule applies.
  • Concert venues and theatres, will be allowed up to 20 seated people per separate space. People who are not from the same household should be seated at least 1.5 metres from other people in the venue. The four square metre rule applies.
  • Outdoor amusement parks, zoos and outdoor arcades will be allowed up to 20 customers per separate space while ensuring that that the one person per four square metres is observed at all times.

Arts and Culture Guidelines for coronavirus

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Weddings and Funerals

  • Places of worship can open for private worship or small religious ceremonies for up to 20 people in each separate area.
  • Up to 20 people, in addition to the celebrant and couple getting married, can attend a wedding. If a wedding is held in a private residence, it will be limited to the members of the household, five attendees, plus the celebrant.
  • A wedding reception at a restaurant, café or function centre is subject to the group limit of 10 as well as the other requirements in place for restaurants and cafes.
  • Up to 50 people can attend a funeral in addition to the person leading the funeral and other funeral staff. A funeral held in a private residence will be limited to the members of the household, five attendees, plus the person leading the funeral and other funeral staff.
  • If a wake is held in a restaurant up to 10 people may attend. If a wake is held in a community hall, up to 20 people may attend. If a wake is held in a private residence, up to five visitors plus the members of the household may attend, in line with limits on public and private gatherings.

Learn more

 

Tourism and Travel

Tourist accommodation can open to guests provided there are no shared communal facilities such as kitchens or bathrooms (toilets excluded). The State Government’s Tourism Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) have been developed to assist businesses to safely resume operations in accordance with the easing of restrictions and build confidence in the community that it is safe to return to tourism businesses and attractions.

Register for Australian Tourism Export Council’s  ‘COVID-Ready’ program

Read the Victorian Tourism Industry Council’s guiding steps for the Victorian tourism industry

COVID Clean Practising Business program

Learn more

 

For all businesses not subject to restricted trading, the DHHS Business and industry – coronavirus disease (COVID-19) directions should be followed to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).