With NSW coming out of lockdown and Victoria expected to follow later this week, things are looking extremely promising for the Hospitality Industry leading into Christmas. Although internal dining will be restricted for many, it is great to see government support for businesses to increase their Alfresco Dining options. To help you and your customers take benefit of the grants that have been announced and may be announced in the future, as well as ensure venues are setup to stay open, we have provided a few tips to help you get venue ready.
Outdoor spaces – with social distancing restriction applying to indoor dining for some time yet, venues will be looking to capitalise on any outdoor dining spaces they can provide. Furnlink has a great range of outdoor furniture to offer!
Furniture that is easy to clean – now that hygiene is such a critical factor in venues, customers will want to ensure that their front of house furniture is easy to maintain and keep clean. Furniture that has smooth non-porous surfaces and can stand up to frequent cleaning will be beneficial. The Furnlink range includes commercial quality furniture that low maintenance and easy to clean
Keep an eye on Government Support – Last week NSW announced Hospitality grants of $5000 for businesses to establish new Outdoor dining spaces. The Alfresco Restart Initiative will hopefully be the start of more support to come for the Hospitality Industry. Keep an eye on your states relevant sites to see what grants may be available to your customers.
NSW – https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-businesses/grants-loans-and-financial-assistance
ACT – https://www.act.gov.au/business/business-support/covid-19-economic-support-for-business
VIC – https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs
QLD – https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/covid19-support-grants
TAS – https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/grants_and_funding_opportunities
SA – https://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/Growing-South-Australia/stimulus-measures-to-support-businesses-and-the-community-impacted-by-covid-19
WA – https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-support-business
NT – https://nt.gov.au/industry/business-grants-funding