Welcome to the January 2021 edition of the Moyne Business e-newsletter.
With 2020 being a challenging year for many businesses and communities across our great Shire, we hope that 2021 will be kinder to us all.
This month's edition features the latest updates on Victoria's CovidSafe summer, information on Council's 'Love Local' campaign to support tourism and hospitality businesses, The Moyne Business Facade Grant update, and more.
Through this newsletter, we hope to keep you informed about a range of programs, news and opportunities. Stay tuned.
|COVIDSafe Summer Update|
From 11:59pm on Sunday 17 January face masks are no longer mandatory in most public indoor settings. Face masks continue to be mandatory in airports, hospitals, large retail stores over 2000 sq.m, shopping centres, indoor markets, in taxis and rideshares, on public transport, and on domestic flights to and from Victoria.
Face masks must still be carried on you when you leave home. It is strongly recommended that you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
Record Keeping - QR Code Service
A free QR code service from the Victorian Government is available for all Victorian businesses and venues. Business and workplace are required to collect contact details from patrons to help contact tracers in the event a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is identified. Register your business to receive your QR code here - https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/qrcode
All businesses in Victoria must keep an updated COVIDSafe Plan at all times and follow strict Covid hygiene practices. For information and resources to help your business prepare a COVIDSafe Plan visit the Business Victoria website.
To find out more about COVIDSafe Summer restrictions please visit the Victoria Government Coronavirus website.
|Moyne Escape Packages|
|Moyne Business Facade Program|
Successful applicants to the Moyne Business Facade Program are advised to return signed copies of the Funding Agreement to Council as soon as possible.
|Disaster Resilience Toolkit|
Did you know that preparation for dealing with crises is the same regardless of what the disaster or incident is?
|Business Events and Resources|
Council has partnered with Business Victoria to offer free online workshops, trainings and resources for people wanting to start or grow a small business. Below are a list of some of the workshops available in in January. If you're after training in another business topic, Upskill My Business has a range of other courses for you to explore.
|Digital Harvest - a training program for Agri-food Businesses|
Digital Harvest is a training program funded by Agriculture Victoria and delivered by La Trobe University to support farmers and producers to develop and enhance their e-commerce skills. Delivered fully online and at no cost to participants, the program will support a wide range of sectors, including farming, cropping, broadacre, farmgate, community growers, and distributors.
Over the twelve weeks, you’ll receive insights from experts in Agribusiness development, sales, retail, eCommerce and digital marketing.
You’ll also gain access to a growing virtual library of expert-led resources on key topics including digital strategy, analytics, email marketing, SEO & SEM, social media, storytelling, and more.
For further information about our service or if you need help with accessing any of the resources provided, please contact Council's Economic Development Team: