Metropolitan Melbourne Stage 4 Restrictions

In response to the restrictions that came into effect from midnight Wednesday 6 August for businesses operating in Metropolitan Melbourne. We wish to advise that we have implemented all the required changes to enable the Asparq team to continue to work from home throughout this period to support our clients. In addition to the usual channels of email and telephone, we can also speak with you via Zoom, Skype or your preferred video conferencing method.

We fully appreciate that these new restrictions will have far reaching impacts on businesses operating in our community. Our team will be reaching out to our clients throughout this period to offer any guidance required.

We also want to highlight some of the key government support measures available:

A Business Support Fund expansion has been introduced by the Victorian Government.
The Business Support Fund will be increased from $5,000 to $10,000 for those in Metropolitan Melbourne. Applications are now open until approximately the 14th of September.Visit the Business Victoria Website to learn more about the eligibility criteria and to apply.

JobKeeper has been extended from September 2020 until March 2021
This extension comes with changes to payment rates and eligibility. If you do plan to apply for the JobKeeper extension we can assist you in preparing your application. Further information on JobKeeper 2.0 can be found here.

We understand that the government is working on further stimulus measures to support businesses and individuals throughout this unprecedented time and we shall keep you informed as further announcements are made in the coming days.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. All direct staff contact details are available here.

The information contained herein is of a general nature only and is not intended to be relied upon nor is it a substitute for appropriate professional advice. Whilst all care has been taken in the preparation of the material, it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Individual circumstances are different and as such require specific examination. Asparq cannot accept liability for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of the use of or reliance upon all or any part of this material. Additional information may be made available upon request.

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