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Support for COVID-19 affected businesses

Electronic record keeping - key changes (announced June 3, 2021)

Hospitality - takeaway food or coffee must use the Victorian Government QR code (two week amnesty; includes food court and coffee carts; delivery pick-up drivers).

All retail settings - now mandatory to use the Victorian Government QR code (two week amnesty; display throughout as required; staff must also check in).

Removal of the 15-minute check-in rule for electronic record-keeping. Visitors must check in immediately.

Reinstatement of COVID marshals and PPE requirements for meat and seafood processing, warehousing and distribution centres, COVID marshals for supermarket chilled facilities.


Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

The Victorian Government has launched the $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small to medium businesses and sole traders, under the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.

The package will support businesses unable to operate due to these necessary public health measures, including targeted support for the events industry.

With safety nets such as JobKeeper no longer available, this package provides vital support to businesses doing their part to help keep Victorians safe throughout the circuit breaker action.

The package includes:

  • a $190.01 million second round of the Business Costs Assistance Program
  • a $40.7 million new round of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund
  • $20 million in targeted support for the events industry.

Click here for more information on the Circuit Breaker Business Support Package.


Warrnambool City Council's COVID-19 Business Support Plan

Warrnambool City Councils COVID-19 Business Support Program (COVID-19 BSP) is designed to engage with local businesses and lessen the financial burden impacting them where possible, whilst planning for a rebuild of the important business community as restrictions are lifted.

Click Here to download the Warrnambool City Council Business Support Plan


OVIDSafe plan

Do you have your COVID Safe plan?

In regional Victoria, a COVIDSafe Plan is mandatory for high-risk industries and advised for all other permitted work. Creating your COVIDSafe Plan is not complicated, but it will protect your staff, customers, and visitors. It also supports you in preparing for a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace.
For more information please visit the below link, which is updated regularly to provide you with the most up to date information.

Marketing materials for Warrnambool businesses

Click the image below to download a series of Get Around Warrnambool images and messages that Warrnambool businesses are encouraged to use.
Please feel free to download them and use them on your social media platforms or, where appropriate, display in or at your business.

Social Media Tiles

Right click on an image below to download a tile sized for social media (1200px by 1200px) or click here to download all of the tiles in pdf format


A4 Poster Printouts

We have also created A4 printable versions of these messages, click here to download all of these messages in pdf format ready to print out and use in your Business.

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