Casey gets Covid-safe funding

The funding will help small businesses be Covid-safe.

City of Casey businesses will soon get specialist advice on staying safe and staying open through 2021 thanks to State Government funding.

Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane has announced the City of Casey will receive $170,000 to keep local businesses and local people safe and can use the funding to employ Covid Business Support Officers who will help high-risk locations like markets and shopping strips comply with Covid-safe requirements, like checking in, physical distancing and cleaning.

They will work with local hospitality businesses, community venues and small retailers – like hairdressers, butchers and milk bars – to ensure they can stay Covid-safe, as well as delivering a wide range of information on Covid-safe practices to the community.

“Councils are crucial to Victoria’s recovery from the pandemic and this funding enables them to support businesses and communities with Covid-safe best practice and keep local economies open,” Mr Leane said.

Luke Donnellan, Narre Warren North MP, welcomed news of the funding.

“The Covid support officers will be really important for making sure our community stays Covid-safe and open for business,” he said.

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