Dear Executives,


The Victorian Government has announced updated restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


From 6pm on 2 August 2020, Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions with stronger rules to limit the movement of people. From 11:59pm on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, all of regional Victoria will move to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions. For the latest information on these restrictions, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services.


More announcements will be made tomorrow and in the coming days on changes to business and industry, and I will keep you updated as the finer details are worked through.


The announced restrictions will have a significant impact on everyone over the next six weeks as they’re unlike anything we have dealt with before. We will continue to support you to navigate this next phase.


Please bookmark the Business Victoria coronavirus business support webpage for the latest information on the support available to businesses across Victoria.


Our hotline is ready to answer questions about what these restrictions mean for you and your members. Call 13 22 15 to speak to one of our agents who are available seven days a week.


Your members could also access our free mentoring program, which pairs business owners with someone who can help them adapt their current business strategy to survive the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Through Upskill My Business, business owners can gain practical skills from the state’s top education providers and industry experts – to set you up for a strong recovery.

Finally, please encourage your members to discuss their situation with their accountant and financial institution, to help them shore up finances while these restrictions are in place.


Thank you for doing your part in helping limit the spread of coronavirus. Please circulate the information in this email to your members.


Kind regards

Barbara Cullen

Director | Small Business Victoria | Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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