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Northern Grampians Shire Council offers help for COVID-safe plans

Northern Grampians Shire Council is offering businesses in the shire help with implementing and understanding mandatory COVID-safe requirements. 

The council has deployed additional officers to provide the service through a State Government Business Concierge and Hospitality Support Program.

The program will run until the end of November and is offering the following help with State Government COVID-safe settings –

• COVID-safe plan implementation where none exists.

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• Checking and recommended updates for businesses with an established COVID-safe plan.

• QR code service implementation.

• Coronavirus sign and poster use.

• Translated coronavirus information,  if required.

The concierges have been contacting hospitality and retail-sector businesses and are encouraging all businesses needing support to email or call 5358 8700.

The council is reminding businesses operating under a COVID-safe plan to ensure identification checking is occurring as well as QR check-ins.

Mayor Murray Emerson said it was imperative for businesses to remain vigilant to keep the shire safe from COVID-19 outbreaks.

“I encourage all businesses in our shire to take full advantage of the assistance available through the business concierge program,” he said. 

“We know that it does not take much for the Delta variant to spread and this is a timely opportunity for businesses to get some guidance.” 

Additional information on the program is available online at and

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