Melbourne’s easing of business restrictions
At last, Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing. From 28 October, metropolitan Melbourne has moved to the third step towards reopening the economy.
What can reopen now in Melbourne?
The following Melbourne shops and services can now reopen:
However, there are restrictions on customer numbers to ensure shoppers are able to remain 1.5 metres apart for social distancing purposes.
· cafes and restaurants.
However, numbers are limited to 20 indoors and 50 outdoors.
· personal care and body art services.
However, customers are required to wear face masks while receiving any service.
· some outdoor entertainment venues with fixed seating.
However, these venues can only host up to 50 people or 25 per cent capacity, whichever option results in the least number of people.
· outdoor tours
However, tour groups are limited to 10 people.
In addition, if you have a manufacturing, construction, medical or pharmaceutical business, the workforce capacity limits have now been removed, so your staff can return to work.
What can’t reopen?
· indoor venues(including theatres, cinemas, galleries, arcades and museums).
· holiday accommodation venues.
What about regional Victoria?
Regional Victoria has been in Stage 3 restrictions since 17 September, due to having less COVID-19 cases than metropolitan Melbourne.
When will the restrictions be eased further?
The Step 3 restrictions will be eased further for both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria once cases full further and upon the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer
How we can help
At Scorpion Bookkeeping, we can help you to implement Xero bookkeeping software to help you get your business back up and running. We are a Xero-certified partner.
We provide bookkeeping support services to a diverse range of clients in Victoria, as well as in South Australia and New South Wales.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out how we can help your business!