Victoria Update on Personal Services and Support Grants
On Saturday 12 September, the State Government announced personal services that can be performed while wearing a mask will be allowed to resume when metropolitan Melbourne enters the Third Step of its Roadmap to Recovery (which will trigger on 26 October 2020 with the stipulation that Victoria reaches a <5 new cases state-wide average over 14 days). Our understanding is that massage and myotherapy will be included no later than this Third Step to re-open, however, we continue to seek clarity.
More information about the Roadmap to Recovery can be found here.
Third Round of Business Support Grants Announced
On Sunday 13 September, the State Government announced a new round of Business Support Fund Grants to assist Victorian businesses that are struggling or have been forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions. Applications will be open soon. Support has also been announced for sole traders, with more details coming at later date.
More information about the support package can be found here.