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What Recent Restriction Changes Mean For Some Businesses

Source: Business Victoria.

Recent changes have been made to Victoria’s restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  While a number of the existing restrictions remain, there have been changes that will affect some small businesses.

Auction houses and real estate auctions and inspections can now allow 10 people plus the minimum number of people reasonably required to facilitate the action. Operators of these auctions and inspections must keep records of names and contact details of each client serviced, to assist in contact tracing if required.  

In addition, physical distancing, the number of people allowed inside, hand hygiene and frequent environmental cleaning and disinfecting must still be strictly adhered to.   

Hairdressers, barber shops and hair salons can continue to operate, but must keep records of names and contact details of each client. There must also be no more than one person for every 4 square metres of space. 

If your staff can work from home, they must continue to do so. If your staff are required to be at the workplace, you need to adhere to guidelines on physical distancing and increased cleaning. Actions that employers can take to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus are available on the DHHS website

The supports introduced as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package including the Business Support Fund, Working for Victoria, payroll tax refunds and the night-time economy business support initiative will still be available to all eligible businesses. 

Businesses needing guidance on dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19) and details on eligibility criteria can check the Business Victoria website business.vic.gov.au or call the Business Victoria hotline 13 22 15.