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Lack of government support during lockdown continues to squeeze small businesses

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has slammed the State Government for refusing to offer financial aid to small businesses and sole traders not registered to pay GST during Victoria’s recent COVID-19 lockdown. The...

Nexus Wallan to reopen COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Nexus Primary Health Wallan will reopen its COVID-19 vaccine clinic, offering both Pfizer and AstraZeneca from early next month. Nexus clinical services manager Daniel Ciccosillo told the Review the exact date was not yet confirmed...

Whittlesea Bowls Club donates 250 meals to residents affected by lockdowns or storms

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Whittlesea Bowls Club made and donated 250 meals to residents who had lost their incomes or been affected by greater Melbourne’s lockdown. Unexpectedly, the meal drive on June 10 came a day after...

Restrictions ease in Victoria, travel limits removed

Melburnians will be able to travel to regional Victoria from Friday as COVID-19 restrictions ease statewide. Acting Premier James Merlino said the state would 'come back together from tomorrow night', with Melbourne's 25-kilometre limit,...

Small businesses struggle without financial support even as restrictions ease

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Small businesses, sole traders and community groups across the Mitchell Shire and surrounding regions are still struggling without financial support as restrictions ease statewide. People who have lost their incomes were eligible for...

Whittlesea’s vaccine drive changes gear with new walk-in services

As the City of Whittlesea emerges from a two-week lockdown, council administrators are urging all eligible residents to get vaccinated. Northern Health has set up a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination hub at the Plenty Ranges Arts...

Regional hospitality businesses count down days until eased restrictions

By Colin MacGillivray HOSPITALITY businesses across the north-central region are hoping for a further easing of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions this week as they recover from the state’s most recent lockdown. While regional hospitality businesses were able...

Melbourne lockdown to lift, restrictions to further ease for regional Victoria

The circuit-breaker lockdown in greater Melbourne will lift at 11.59pm Thursday night, while restrictions will further ease for regional Victoria. Victoria's Acting Premier James Merlino has announced this morning the five reasons to leave home...

“No current supplies”: Whittlesea residents rely on food relief as lockdown hits home

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Vulnerable residents across the City of Whittlesea are relying on food donations during the current lockdown. The State Government has locked down Melbourne since May 28 after a COVID-19 outbreak, much of which...

Mitchell Shire businesses struggle under new COVID-safe measures

By Colin MacGillivray BUSINESSES across the Mitchell Shire continue to struggle despite an easing in the State Government’s COVID-19 restrictions for regional Victoria. The government announced on Thursday lockdown measures would be scaled back in regional...