The following information was updated on Wednesday 22 September 2021.
Stay up to date with the latest advice and information via the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services
The State Government released Victoria’s Roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown
- Hairdressing, beauty and personal care can open at 70% fully vaccinated, anticipated to be 26 October.
- General retail will be able to open for outdoor service once the 70% fully vaccinated target has been reached and open indoors once the 80% fully vaccinated target has been reached, around 5 November.
- Cafes and restaurants will be able to open for outdoor seated service at 70% fully vaccinated and indoors when the 80% target is reached.
Please see the Premier’s Statement for more information.
Please 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 applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, shared spaces such as lunch rooms).
Click here for information about COVIDsafe settings for your business.
Click here for sector guidance
Book your vaccine appointment
You can book a vaccine appointment at a Victorian vaccination centre by:
- calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. For an interpreter, press 0. Call the hotline if you want to cancel an appointment.
- using the COVID-19 online booking system.
If you or the person that you are booking has a disability and needs additional support to get a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: Vaccination information for people with a disability, carers, volunteers and disability support workers.
Grants and Programs
Information about grants and support to help your workplace plan and respond to COVID-19 can be found here
More information about business support programs is available at business.vic.gov.au.
Information for Ineligible Grant Applicants
Businesses that are ineligible for a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 are not eligible to receive the July 2021 Top-Up Payment.
Businesses may also be eligible for other assistance through other Victorian Government programs.
Manningham Councils Financial Hardship Fund
If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 you can apply for a special payment arrangement with the council for:
- Business permits
Create the Victorian Government QR Code and The Kiosk Check-in Service
All businesses are now required to use Victorian Government QR Code Service (unless an exemption applies).
Click here to create your mandatory QR code and for further information.
Using Kiosk check-in service in the Service Victoria app to help those who do not have mobile devices. Click here to get further information regarding the Kiosk Check-in.
Your COVIDSafe Plan
It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan and understand your responsibilities to keep your staff and customers safe.
You can download and complete a COVIDSafe Plan template.
You can also access a collection of signage, posters and questionnaires to assist in communicating key messages to your staff and customers.
Mental Health Support
Free, confidential wellbeing and mental health support is now available to business owners, your employees and family members. Click here for more information.
Small Business Victoria
Click here for further information regarding how to plan, start and grow your business.
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