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Industry Update - Important Information QR Codes and EPA news

From Friday 28th May 2021 it became mandatory for some businesses in a range of sectors to use the Victorian Government QR Service digital record system or QR code.

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of COVIDSafe settings from Friday 28 May. This includes lifting the one person per two square metre density quotient for small-to-medium sized venues.

From Friday 28 May 2021, it will be mandatory for customer-facing industries that require checking-in to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service. The full list of industries can be found at Checking in with QR Codes.

The Victorian Government QR Code Service is convenient for Victorians and gives contact tracers access to the best data quickly.

Venues and facilities currently using a Victorian Government Application Programming Interface (API) linked digital record-keeping system must switch to the Victorian Government QR Service by Friday 28 May 2021. For instructions on how to switch, please go to Register to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service.

  1. Please download and review the latest engagement pack from the State Government. If you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

yours sincerely

Destination Phillip Island Team
Phone 0466 620 856

New EPA Act

The Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act) comes into effect on 1 July 2021. It signals the start of a fairer, more balanced era of environmental regulation for Victorian businesses.

The Act aims for fairness for people who run their business legally. It will strengthen our powers to investigate businesses. There will also be large increases to penalties for rogue operators.

‘Proposed final’ versions of the new subordinate legislation – the Environment Protection Regulations and Environment Reference Standard (ERS) – have been released to support Victorians to prepare for the new Environment Protection laws.

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