The Victorian Government announced the reinstatement of Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59 on 8 July 2020 to help slow the spread of coronavirus. These restrictions will be in place for six weeks and will then be reviewed by the Chief Health Officer. The return to Stay at Home restrictions means businesses within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms other businesses are either restricted or can no longer operate.
Businesses within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire affected by the return to Stay at Home restrictions may be eligible for a one-off, $5,000 grant under the Business Support Fund – Expansion Program. In short, if your car wash is located in one of the 31 metropolitan restricted locations and you are a participant in the Federal Government’s JobKeeper Payment Scheme, you may be entitled to apply for the grant.
Full eligibility details are available by logging the members’ area of the ACWA website https://acwa.net.au/members/ and head to the COVID-10 Members Resources in the left-hand navigation. Applications for the Expansion Program close on 19 August 2020.