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COVID-19 Archives

Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

Victoria's sales have lagged behind in other states in recent months, according ot CommSec's State of the State report.

Coles makes vaccination mandatory across most of its business

One day after rival Woolworths announced it will require all staff in Australia to be fully vaccinated, Coles has follow...

New $20,000 support payments for NSW businesses hit by local lockdowns

The cornerstone of the support package are grants for businesses that lose revenue due to wasted perishables or reduced ...

How to turn a short Covid boom into a lasting bloom

As Sydney prepares to emerge from lockdown, businesses that have been raking it in under the Covid economy will have to ...

Retail to reopen in NSW on October 11

Retailers will still be subject to density limits, but will able to open their doors for the first time in months after ...

4 retail leaders on vaccine passports and store reopenings

Australia is set to become the latest country where people are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter shops, ...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with the return of the one person per four s...

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

A number of Premiers have indicated they may back out of the plan on public health grounds, something which could cause ...

Business leaders, PM push back against lockdowns as vaccines roll out

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned state and territory leaders today they must be onboard with implementing the federa...

New retail rules announced for high-risk NSW areas

New rules take effect from midnight Sunday in NSW covering the types of retailer allowed to let customers shop in-store ...

Seven things businesses should know about changes to Covid-19 policy

Coronavirus updates for small businesses are changing rapidly as the federal and state governments roll out the vaccine ...

France rolls out vaccination requirement. Here’s what it means for you

As the Delta strain of Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, some governments are making proof of vaccination o...

Victoria, South Australia exit lockdown, retail to reopen

The announcements come as Sydney's outbreak hit 172 cases today.

First shopping centre-based vaccination hub opens in Melbourne

Melbourne’s Bayside Shopping Centre expects to give easy access to Covid-19 vaccines for 500,000 local residents.

Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia’s Covid-19 cases rise

Finally, clarity from the NSW state government on what types of retailer can remain open during extended lockdown from m...
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Business support payments to start next week as lockdown extended

Businesses that have seen at least a thirty per cent decline in turnover due to the Sydney lockdown are eligible for pay...

Retailers diverge on browsing ban as union calls for wider store closures

Myer, Mosaic and other retailers have closed their stores to the public in NSW, as the state battles a surging outbreak ...

Rob Scott: ‘Some of our locations may be suitable as vaccination points’

From turning stores into vaccination points to educating staff and customers, here’s how retailers plan to support the v...

Lockdowns to be used only as “last resort”: PM, WA lockdown ends

The decision comes after industry leaders hit back at the inconsistent approach to lockdown each state premier puts in p...

Calls to define ‘essential retail’ reignite

"A year and a half into this pandemic, there is no excuse for this confusion."