Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Updates: March 30, 2020
BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work.
The Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package.
More information here
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBKEEPER PAYMENT
JobKeeper is a fortnightly payment made by the ATO of $1,500 per eligible employee, for a maximum period of 6 months. This is available to business that have a turnover of less than $1 billion and their turnover will be reduced by more than 30 per cent relative to a comparable period a year ago OR a business that has a turnover of $1 billion or more and their turnover will be reduced by more than 50 per cent relative to a comparable period a year ago. Not-for-profit entities and self-employed individuals that meet the turnover criteria are eligible to apply.
More Information here
The most accurate and up to date health information is available at Australian Government Department of Health website including a factsheet for travellers in both English and simplified Chinese.
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has issued specific advice for hotel staff and guests relating to the management of the coronavirus. It has issued a factsheet for hotel management and staff and for hotel guests at Hotels and Hotel Staff and Hotel Guests.
These factsheets include information about preventive action staff and guests should take.
Check the latest information from the relevant authorities, if you have questions or are concerned about the coronavirus.
Tourism Australia’s consumer website includes information on coronavirus and links to relevant websites where travellers can access the latest health and travel advice.
The Federal Government has announced a stimulus package to assist businesses and individuals cope with the COVID-19 implications.
The two points of most relevance for operators will be
1.Boosting cash flow for businesses with cash payments of up $25,000, for businesses with turnovers under $50 million, and 50% wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees.
2.Delivering support for business investment by enhancing the instant asset write-off (lifting the threshold to $150 million) and a 15-month investment incentive by accelerating depreciation deductions to 50% of the asset cost.
Please ensure you read the Federal Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus to ascertain where there may be some assistance available to you and your business
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a guide for employers to assist in managing your workforce and resources related to the financial impacts of the virus. Visit their website here
Current alterations to business in the Grampians
The web addresses denote businesses with an online store.
Halls Gap Zoo – hallsgapzoo.com.au
Dot and Frankie – dotandfrankie.com.au
Grampians Helicopters grampianshelicopters.com.au
Grampians Wine Tours – grampianswinetours.com.au
Montara Winery – montarawines.com.au
Grampians Olive Company – grampiansoliveco.com.au
Bests Cellar Door – bestswines.com
Fallen Giants – fallengiants.com.au
Grampians Edge Caravan Park
The Wander Inn
Halls Gap Hotel
Grampians Adventure Golf and MOCO Gallery
Brambuk Cultural Centre
Seppelt – seppelt.com.au
Coola’s Ice Cream
Miners Ridge Winery – minersridge.com.au/wines
Dunkeld Caravan Park
Barangaroo – barangaroowines.com.au
Norton Estate – nortonestate.com.au
Great Grampians Tours
Grampians Estate – grampiansestate.com.au
RUSS Studios – gsmshop.com.au
Innerji Sound – innerjisoundandmassage.com.au
Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland
Elite Equestrian Academy & Cottage Equus
Mountainside Wines and The Blue House
Grampians View B&B
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park – Open for essential travel enquiries only.
Lake Fyans Holiday Park – Open for essential travel enquiries only
Big4 NRMA Holiday Park – Open for essential travel enquiries only
Halls Gap Caravan Park – Open for essential travel enquiries only
Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park – Open for essential travel enquiries only
Cafe Catalpa – Takeaway food only
Spirit of Punjab – Takeaway and delivery
Dunkeld Old Bakery – Local doorstop delivery only in Dunkeld and Glenthompson
Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. – Delivery of 1.89L Growlers in local area
Visitor Information Centre Closures:
At all other times visitors should call 1800 065 599 or visit www.visitgrampians.com.au