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In a statements on Monday 3 August and Tuesday 4 August , Premier Daniel Andrews announced  Stage 4 Restrictions and their impact on business.  For more information or to read the statement from Daniel Andrews visit

Under Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Restrictions the default is that workplaces in metropolitan Melbourne are closed unless the workplace is part of a permitted industry as set out by Department of Health and Human Services in this document

In the circumstances that businesses are able to open or operate, even in limited or different capacity, they must have a COVID Safe plan in place. Understand your requirements and prepare your workplace COVID Safe plan here.

The Business Support Fund Expansion  is available to support businesses in metropolitan Melbourne. The funding has been increased by a further $5,000 (to $10,000) Applications for the program will be extended until 14 September 2020. Application can be made via Business Victoria

The worker permit scheme will provide workers with a permit that can be presented to authorities which justifies their reason for leaving home. Permits will need to be issued by business owners  to all workers traveling for work. download the template  Editable Word Version or PDF Version. Also available for download is the workers permit with the childcare addition Editable World Version. For more information visit Department of Justice (Department of Justice) or . 

If you have further questions or need clarification as to how these restrictions impact your business contact Business Victoria Coronavirus Hotline on 13 22 15

If you suspect you, your staff or a regular customer may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the DHHS dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.

This is a very challenging time for business and Banyule City Council is here to help. Through Access EAP we are offering a free professional and completely confidential counselling service to Banyule Businesses. Simply phone  1800 931 711 and mention that you are a Banyule Business member to access the service.