09 June 2021
Easing of the current restrictions from 11:59pm, Thursday 10 June until 11:59pm Thursday 17 June


The Victorian Government has announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June and additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne.
 
From 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, the five reasons to leave home has been removed for metropolitan Melbourne.
 
Metropolitan Melbourne
Accommodation:
  • Open. Bookings permitted for single households, intimate partners or nominated single social bubble person – within 25 km only.
Hospitality - Restaurants and Bars:
  • Open for seated service only with a maximum patron cap of 100 people per venue, 50 people.
  • Group sizes to a maximum of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
 
Regional Victoria
Accommodation:
  • Open. Bookings permitted for single households plus two adults (plus their dependents)
Hospitality - Restaurants and Bars:
  • Open for seated service only with a maximum patron cap of 150 people per venue, no more than 75 indoors.
  • Group sizes to a maximum of 10. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies.
 
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QR Codes 
 
Under the current restrictions, every customer-facing business must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Serviceto check in customers, workers and all other visitors. A complete list of sectors where this is mandatory is available here.

Venues can now check in guests who don’t have a smartphone via the Kiosk check-in function. This lets staff enter a customer’s name and contact phone number electronically making it easier for contact tracers to contact people quickly if an outbreak occurs.

Every customer and visitor must check in, no matter how long they are at the premises. Businesses must also ensure that all visitors have checked in.  

We will be updating this advice regularly on our COVID-19 Hub.
Applications are open for National Business Event Program

Accommodation Association is pleased to support driving events to Melbourne.

For a limited time, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) with support from the Victorian State Government is offering eligible event organisers up to $25,000 to offset costs for hosting their event in Australia’s event’s capital Melbourne.

This significant cash injection can be put towards accommodation, venue hire, transport and other event costs, with 50 per cent of payable before the event commence to support upfront expenses.
Business event organisers from anywhere in Australia can apply for funding. Eligible events include conferences, exhibitions or tradeshows, workshops and seminars, as well as corporate meetings and incentive group events with a business event program.

Grants are available for a limited time with applications closing 30 June 2021, or when available funding is exhausted if sooner.  

Press Release attached.