26 September 2023

Business wins hotline for virus

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Business Victoria has set up a business hotline to help Victorian businesses facing challenges amid the new COVID-19 trading restrictions.

Launched by Premier, Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, the new phone line will provide the latest information on the Government’s response to COVID-19 and how it would affect business.

“The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety and entitlements,” Mr Andrews said.

“Given the rapidly changing nature of the crisis, businesses need quick access to accurate information on how to keep their workplace safe,” he said.

“[They also need] advice on how to plan to deal with the current situation and anticipate likely developments.”

Mr Andrews said businesses across the State could access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

“Operators calling the hotline will be able to get information about support services, including those available through Business Victoria, which offers mentoring to help operators develop business continuity and recovery plans,” he said.

He said information on how to access financial support available through the national stimulus package was also available by calling the hotline.

Further information about the pandemic’s impact on business can be accessed from Business Victoria’s website at this PS News link.

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