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19 November 2021
NEWS UPDATE
 
In this edition, read about:
  • More Freedoms for Victorians
  • Fast-tracked and Free Footpath Trading Permits
  • Council Responsive Grant for storefront and outdoor space beautification
More Freedoms for Victorians
 
From 11.59pm 18 November, nearly all remaining restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated Victorians, entering Phase D of the National Plan.
  • The vaccinated economy will remain, as will face masks in some settings.
  • There will be no caps or density limits for cafés and restaurants.
  • Indoor dance floors will reopen.
  • Non-essential retail settings across Victoria will join the vaccinated economy. It will only be open to people who are fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption, and children aged under 12 years and two months.
  • All indoor and outdoor events with less than 30,000 fully vaccinated attendees will be able to proceed with no special approval. A COVIDSafe Plan is required.

Masks will still be required for workers serving the public at hospitality venues, for workers and customers at indoor retail, for visitors and select workers in hospitals or care facilities, and for people using public transport, taxi/rideshare and planes.

Customers for retail will no longer need to wear masks after 15 December.

The changes effectively mean the end of mandatory deep cleaning, and the Departmental ‘clearance’ process for businesses. Businesses will self-manage their exposure in line with public health guidance. However, COVIDSafe practices are strongly encouraged and a COVIDSafe plan is still required.

Exposure sites will no longer be published. Instead, the Department will use the new alert function in the Service Victoria app to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present – such as restaurants, gyms and nightclubs – and advise them to get tested.

 

CLICK HERE to view the latest COVIDSafe Settings

CLICK HERE to view Phase D settings

CLICK HERE to view Business Grants and Support from the Victorian Government

CLICK HERE to view COVID-19 Information in your language

CLICK HERE to book your vaccine appointment

Fast-tracked and Free Footpath Trading Permits
 
We are helping retailers take advantage of footpath trading without the wait-times or fees of a formal permit.

This process allows for footpath trading till 30 June 2022, with no fees to pay.

To apply, complete the Trader Declaration form today!

Already have a footpath permit, or an application in progress?  Council has approved a Footpath Trading Fee waiver process for the 2021/22 registration year.

Businesses are required to complete a Footpath Trading Permit Fee Waiver Application Form and supply supporting documentation of financial hardship in accordance with Council’s Financial Hardship during States of Emergency Guidelines.

Visit our website for further information.

Council Responsive Grant: Business Support

Did you know you can apply for a Council Responsive Grant of up to $500 for small storefront and outdoor space beautification projects.  This can include outdoor paint refresh, signage upgrades, planter boxes, outdoor furniture, outdoor heaters, umbrellas, etc.

Responsive Grants are open monthly, with rounds closing on the first day of each month.  

To apply, view our Guidelines and visit our website!
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