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Further easing of restrictions update – commencing 25 June 2021

Further easing of restrictions update – commencing 25 June 2021

Dear Members,

Following the Acting Premier’s announcement regarding the further easing of restrictions from Friday 25 June 2021, please find a summary of the relevant restrictions below, noting that the Restricted Activity Directions which will potentially contain greater detail, won’t be released until Friday. Although there are still restrictions in place, it is good news and I hope this will enable more staff to return to work and help businesses pick up again.

Lotteries

Metro Melbourne

  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.

Regional Victoria

  • The density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm applies when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise, density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies
  • Venues can have up to 25 patrons before the density quotient applies
  • No COVID Check-in Marshal required.

A reminder that masks must still be worn indoors and patron (and staff) check-in using the Victorian Government QR code service/kiosk service is mandatory in businesses across the state and must be enforced by staff/COVID Marshals upon entry. It is also recommended that venue operators and businesses take the time to review their COVIDSafe Plans on a regular basis, to ensure recent changes in requirements are reflected.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

QR CODES ARE MANDATORY

QR CODES ARE MANDATORY

Dear Members,

I know this is challenging with QR codes especially with Tatts and busy times.

These are not normal times.

Please see the below image from Gerard Attwood (VANA Director) at his Sorrento Store.

If you have the QR Code on your front window and front counter that would be practical.

If you have regulars that are elderly they can write in an exercise book.

If you have regulars where you have contact details on file that will suffice.

Just a reiteration of the new settings.

QR Codes – New requirements
QR code record-keeping requirements will now be mandatory in retail settings, like supermarkets and newsagencies, and retail.

Retailers must use the Service Victoria QR Code Service.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

QR CODES & STIMULUS ASSISTANCE

QR CODES & STIMULUS ASSISTANCE

Dear Members,

Just a reiteration of the new settings.

QR Codes – New requirements
QR code record-keeping requirements will now be mandatory in retail settings, like supermarkets and newsagencies, and retail.

Retailers must use the Service Victoria QR Code Service.

The 15-minute threshold will also be removed so anyone entering a shop or a cafe will need to check-in, regardless of how long they visit the premises.

Support for businesses
Building on the $250.7 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package announced Sunday 30 May, a new allocation of up to $209.3 million will flow to small and medium-sized businesses, including sole traders, increasing the total support package to $460 million.

The Business Costs Assistance Program grants for eligible businesses located in metropolitan Melbourne will be doubled from $2500 to $5000.

  • Regional businesses unable to open due to the ongoing restrictions, such as nightclubs and amusement parks, will also be eligible for the extended payment.
  • Metropolitan businesses that will have restrictions eased from Friday will not be eligible for the extended payment.

Applications for the Business Costs Assistance Program are scheduled to open on Thursday 3 June and will remain open until 11.59 pm on Thursday 24 June 2021.

The Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund grants for businesses in metropolitan Melbourne with eligible liquor licences and food certificates will be doubled from $3500 to $7000.

Eligible liquor licensees under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund payment will be emailed directly by Business Victoria tomorrow, Thursday 3 June 2021, with a link to their grant application form.

For more information on how to apply, visit Business Victoria or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Other important information for businesses
It’s critical that businesses with on-site operations continue to comply with cleaningsignagerecord keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements.

Businesses must have an active, up-to-date COVIDSafe Plan, and those that fail to do the right thing face significant fines.

All Victorians over the age of 40 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on how to book your vaccine appointment, visit the Coronavirus website

Stay up to date with the latest exposure sites. Anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately. The list of testing sites includes wait times.

Victorian workers can apply for a $450 COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment that provides financial support while they self-isolate to wait for the results of a COVID-19 test.

For more information, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

Further seven-day lockdown for Melbourne metro & Regional Victoria restrictions ease from tomorrow 11.59pm, Thursday 3rd June

Further seven-day lockdown for Melbourne metro & Regional Victoria restrictions ease from tomorrow 11.59pm, Thursday 3rd June

Dear Members,

Just a summary.

Melbourne metro -lockdown extended by a further seven days. Due to expire 11.59 pm Thursday 10th June 11.59 pm

Regional restrictions will be eased from 11.59 pm tomorrow night June 3. So, June 4 Friday back to some semblance of normality.

Tatts Kiosks please apply for the Victorian State Government grant (we have been working hard on this) originally $2500 and now that stimulus has increased to $,5,000 – so do that application tomorrow, as now the lockdown is 14 days.

QR Codes. ALL visitors must have scanned in immediately. No 15 minutes grace, the public must scan in immediately.

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/register-to-use-vic-gov-qr-code-service

They are the key points of action.

Please maintain in your shop:

1.Social Distancing 1.5Metres apart
2.Hand Sanitiser
3.Mandatory face coverings
4.Washing of the hands

Stay Safe, Stay Open.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association