Moreland City Council relief measures

 

News

Tuesday 31 March

The Victorian Government has established an Economic Survival Package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package complements the work of the Federal Government. 

Full details of the package are available to download (PDF 103Kb).

The Federal Government has announced the JobKeeper Payment for businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that you may be able to access a wage subsidy to continue paying your employees. Eligible employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum of 6 months.

The JobKeeper Payment will support employers to maintain their employees. Businesses can reactivate their operations quickly, without having to hire new staff when the crisis is over. Find out more and apply.

 

Monday 30 March

From midnight Monday 30 March 2020, Stage 3 restrictions will be in place nationally. National Cabinet agreed to limit indoor and outdoor gatherings to two persons. Read the full statement.

Exceptions include:

  • People living in the same household going out together
  • Funerals – maximum of 10 people
  • Weddings – maximum of 5 people
  • Family units or people living at the same address.

National Cabinet’s strong guidance to all Australians is to stay at home unless:

  • Shopping for what you absolutely need (eg. food)
  • Seeking medical or health care requirements, including caring for someone
  • Exercising in compliance with the public gathering restrictions
  • Working and studying if you can’t do so remotely.

In addition, playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms in public places will be closed. Bootcamps will be reduced to two persons, including the trainer.

A dedicated Covid-19 App has been launched and is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. A WhatsApp chat has been launched and is avaible to download on iOS or Android.

 

Other business support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Stay up to date with latest health advice and information via the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

The impacts of COVID-19 on our economy and community are significant. Below are some resources that can support your business though this challenging time.

For business news and advice

Support your staff

Dealing with the financial difficulties

Download the Australian Government fact sheet

 Cash flow assistance for businesses

Other resources

Support local business

  • Support your fellow traders and continue to purchase essential goods and services from local businesses who will also need your support

The situation and how it will affect our community is changing quickly, and we’re adapting as circumstances change. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

Email: business@moreland.vic.gov.au

Economic Survival Package Fact Sheet

The Victorian Government has established an economic survival package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.