Mark McGowan reveals $500 electricity credit for small businesses affected by COVID lockdown

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has introduced a $500 electricity offset for small businesses affected by this week’s snap five-day COVID lockdown.

The electricity credit is predicted to be out there to roughly 85,000 eligible Synergy and Horizon prospects.

Within the video above, Mark McGowan declares the top of lockdown

Businesses in Perth, Peel and the South West had been plunged into chaos after the Premier introduced a sudden lockdown starting at 6pm on Sunday January 31.

The lockdown will finish at 6pm on Friday, after no new instances of COVID neighborhood transmission had been recorded in the course of the week.

Nevertheless, some restrictions will stay in place that may have an effect on businesses till February 14, together with the return of the 4 sq. metre capability rule, as much as a most of 150 individuals.

Pub, restaurant and cafe patrons must put on masks, and hospitality venues can solely supply a seated service – that means some businesses might resolve to attend till February 14 to reopen.

Capacity restrictions in cafes, restaurants and other venues will stay in place until February 14. File image.
Capability restrictions in cafes, eating places and different venues will keep in place till February 14. File picture. Credit: RICHARD WAINWRIGHT/AAPIMAGE