Victorian Chamber launches Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards

29 October 2021

The Victorian Chamber in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has launched the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards to recognise and reward Victorian businesses that have put an enormous amount of hard work and effort in responding to the pandemic through COVIDSafe measures.

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This is something to celebrate as we emerge from the world’s longest lockdown, and the Victorian Chamber is proud to showcase exemplar COVIDSafe businesses and industry leaders and the COVIDSafe measures they have implemented.

The recent launch of the Victorian Chamber’s Safe In Our Hands campaign is a strong driver behind these awards. The campaign reinforces how the business community is ready to welcome back customers and clients in a COVIDSafe manner, reassuring those who might have anxiety or concerns around being out in the community.
Victorian businesses who can demonstrate COVID-19 safety and compliance strategies and measures they have implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply.

The Victorian Chamber has chosen the following award categories to incorporate a diverse range of industry sectors:

The Community Award - recognising businesses that have demonstrated and encouraged excellent COVIDSafe practices among or for their customers or the community
The Innovation Award - recognising businesses that have excelled at implementing new or innovated COVIDSafe practices, procedures, or ideas
The Champion Award – recognising outstanding compliance or commitment by an individual within a business to being COVIDSafe.

Applications are open now and will close on 19 November 2021. For more information, including eligibility criteria and details on how to enter, visit victorianchamber.com.au/covidsafeawards 

To be attributed to Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Paul Guerra:

“The Victorian Chamber is extremely proud to launch the first awards of this kind. Victorian businesses have suffered more than any in Australia, maybe the world, and their dedication and commitment to the COVIDSafe response has been truly inspirational.

“They have done the hard yards to get to where we are today, reopened under strict COVIDSafe conditions, and now it’s time to recognise and reward them for the outstanding work they have achieved.

“These awards set the stage for Victoria to shine as the leader in COVID-19 safety and compliance measures in Australia and demonstrate the extent of our commitment to business.

“We have come a long way over two difficult years and it’s time to recognise the businesses and leaders who have kept the state moving, kept people in jobs, and dedicated themselves to upholding the COVIDSafe conditions and mandates that have enabled us to get to where we are today.”

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