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COVID-19 support for your business

Where can I find out about current restrictions?

Stay up-to-date with the latest exposure sites and restrictions across Melbourne.

Specific guidance for each sector has been developed that include Frequently Asked Questions.

You can call the Victorian Government's dedicated 24/7 hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice and information about COVID-19.

The Business Victoria hotline also provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15

COVIDSafe plans

What is a COVIDSafe plan?

A COVIDSafe plan supports a business to protect its staff, customers, visitors and the community. It also prepares a business for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Every workplace is required to have a COVIDSafe plan that is regularly updated. Random spot checks are taking place across the state to ensure compliance. Failure to comply can result in an on-the-spot fine of up to $10,904 or up to $21,809 for serious offences. Guidance on each sector is available to assist you building your plan and for the latest industry guidelines.

COVIDSafe principles for business:

1. Practice physical distancing
2. Wear a face mask
3. Practice good hygiene
4. Keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell
5. Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
6. Create workforce bubbles

You can call Business Victoria on 13 22 15 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au for guidance on how to prepare your plan. If you would like assistance from a Moreland City Council representative with your COVIDSafe plan you can contact Rayna Berg – COVID Safe Business Officer

Download and complete your COVIDSafe plan (PDF 70Kb)

Free downloadable business resources 

A full collection of signage, posters and questionnaires are available from the Victorian Government to assist in communicating key messages to your staff and customers.

We’ve created some quick links to some useful posters and templates. You are encouraged to download and print the following signs and posters to put up around your workplace. They cover hygiene and changes to business operations due to COVID-19.

COVIDSafe plan (PDF 70Kb)
Poster - safety requirements are now in place (PDF 72Kb)
Poster - COVIDSafe promise to your customers (PDF 1.5MB)
Poster - check in everywhere, every time (for general public) (PDF 1.5MB)
Entry poster - please keep 1.5m apart while you wait (PDF 1.5MB)
Entry poster - our patron numbers are limited to (PDF 1.5MB)
Manual record sheet - visitor and patron contact tracing log (PDF 312Kb)

If you require any further assistance or support from Moreland City Council relating to COVID-19 resources and creating a COVIDSafe plan you can contact Rayna Berg – COVID Safe Business Officer

Victoria QR code app

All workplaces require all visitors and workers to check-in using the free Service Victoria QR Code app with limited exceptions.

Why do I need to use the QR code app for my business?

This is to ensure that if a positive case visits the workplace, contact tracers can simply and rapidly access the details of everyone else who was there at the same time. Contact tracers can then let these people know they have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, and what actions to take.

Where do I need to put the QR code ?

Businesses and venues must prominently display QR code signage at each entrance to their work premises so members of the public can record their attendance.

What if my customers don’t have a phone?

Workplaces should assist visitors without a phone or unable to check-in to record their details electronically by using the Kiosk check-in function.

How do I make sure if customers have checked in?

In using the Service Victoria QR Code app, businesses will need to make sure the QR code is visible and accessible, and do everything possible to ensure people are checking in – for example, pointing the customer to the QR code and asking them to check in.

Do my employees need to check in?

Current Chief Health Office directions require that anyone attending a workplace must check in also, regardless of how long you spend at the venue.

Businesses can register online here to receive their QR code and will need to nominate a contact person for each business location.

COVID-19 information for multicultural businesses

Below you will find a list of resources, fact sheets, and support to access government information in your own language.

COVID-19 health information in your language
Business information from Small Business Victoria
SBS also has COVID-19 information and news available in 63 languages

A full collection of multilingual business signage, posters and questionnaires are available from the Victorian Government.

COVIDSafe plans in languages other than English

Arabic (PDF 174 Kb)

Chinese - simplified (PDF 254 Kb)

Chinese - traditional (PDF 277 Kb)

Vietnamese (PDF 194 Kb)

Quick links to key language support for

Arabic
Chinese- simplified
Chinese- traditional
Greek
Italian
Vietnamese
Turkish

If you need an interpreter, you can call the COVID-19 hotline 1800 675 398 and press 0.

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Contact us - Moreland City Council COVIDSafe Business Officer

Moreland City Council has employed a COVIDSafe Business Support Officer within the Local Government Business Concierge Support Program. Within this program the COVIDSafe Business Support Officer will support Moreland businesses to establish COVIDSafe practices and work environments.

The COVIDSafe Business Support Officer can provide support to your business with:
• Designing and implementing your COVIDSafe plan
• Implementing the Victorian Government QR Code
• Making sense of current restrictions
• Making sure your customers and staff are compliant
• Finding resources suitable for you
• Locating COVIDSafe stock and equipment

If you require any further assistance or support from Moreland City Council relating to COVID-19 you can contact

Rayna Berg – COVIDSafe Business Officer
Call Rayna 9240 1110 or
Email rberg@moreland.vic.gov.au