Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions | COVID-19 tests for metro Melbourne travel to Alpine Resorts | QR Codes | Support for businesses

With restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne set to ease from 11:59pm tonight, we’ve summarised the changes plus other important information below. The Victorian Government has announced the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June. For a detailed overview of the changes, and their implications for the tourism sector, see the updated Table of…

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Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions & Compulsory QR Code Check-ins for Workplaces

The Victorian Government has announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June. For a detailed overview of the changes, and their implications for the tourism sector, see the updated Table of Restrictions.     Changes to restrictions in regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June:  Public outdoor gatherings will be limited to 20…

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Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

The Victorian Government has launched a $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package. Read the full statement here. Support is available to small to medium businesses and sole traders affected by current circuit breaker restrictions, including operators in the hospitality, retail, events and creative industries.   1. Business Costs Assistance Program  The program provides $2,500…

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COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Restrictions for Victoria from 11:59pm, 27 May

Following the Victorian Government’s recent announcement regarding Victoria moving to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm tonight, Tourism North East is reviewing all current marketing activity and will adjust any travel messages to reflect the current restrictions. Please familiarise yourself with the circuit breaker restrictions including the five reasons to leave home, masks mandatory everywhere outside…

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Record keeping for contact tracing – important changes effective 28 May

Updated 13 May 2021   From 28 May 2021, all venues and facilities required to undertake electronic record keeping must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service through the Service Victoria app. On the spot fines apply to businesses not adhering to QR Code requirements. To find out more about the Victorian Government QR Code service…

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Wage Subsidies for Small Businesses

Eligible small businesses can apply for a wage subsidy of upto $20,000. The Jobs Victoria Fund is providing $250 million in wage subsidies to assist Victorian businesses to employ at least 10,000 people who are looking for work. The Fund will support employers to grow and recover while helping Victorians looking for work into steady…

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Upcoming Sessions to Upskill & Empower Businesses

Tourism North East invites businesses to join free sessions to learn new skills, get up to speed on current and emerging trends; and identify efficiencies to improve long term sustainability and success. Sessions are open to tourism businesses in Victoria’s High Country and are delivered both online (small intimate groups), and in various locations across…

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New Fine For Businesses Flouting QR Code Requirements

On Thursday 13 May, the Victorian Government announced Victorian businesses found intentionally flouting the Chief Health Officer’s rules – such as the requirement to use QR Code systems – will be slapped with a new $1,652 on-the-spot fine. Venues and facilities are required to maintain an electronic record-keeping system for all visitors – which is…

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