Premier’s statement on business restrictions – impacts for businesses

4 August 2020

Release date 3 August 2020

Yesterday Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria announced a series of business restrictions. These are in direct response to Victoria’s move to Stage 4 Restrictions in combating COVID-19 transmission.

Read the Premier’s full statement in regards to businesses, and access the full Guide for Businesses. 

Daniel Andrews also announced that businesses in both regional Victoria and Melbourne and Mitchell Shire that have been impacted will be eligible for further support through the expanded Business Support Fund. Businesses in regional Victoria can apply for a $5,000 grant while those in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire can apply for up to $10,000 in recognition of spending longer under restrictions. Read more about this new Business Support Fund and access other business-support resources via Business Victoria.

BioMelbourne Network understands that most research, manufacturing and HealthTech-related operations can continue under these new restrictions. If you do continue to operate at your work site you MUST have a COVIDSafe plan in place. Businesses have until 11:59 pm Friday 7 August to enact this COVIDSafe plan. Please confirm requirements for your particular business using the resources above.

Related: Coronavirus Business Support Package – Information for Victorian Businesses


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