melbourne outdoor seating

City of Melbourne gears up for outdoor seating

Melbourne’s upcoming challenge of a COVID-19 summer of might be solved by architecture. International architecture firm BVN has branched into a grass roots solution for COVID-19, bringing people together safely and supporting hospitality businesses that are re-opening after lockdown. It says the solution it found for New York might just be the answer for Melbourne too.
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DIY

Business as usual for Service Sphere

With the recent announcement from the Victorian Government on new Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne taking effect, Service Sphere has shared what this means for the coffee equipment specialist.
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Campaign provides internet access to vulnerable children in the Alta Mogiana region during lockdown

Each year since 2008, GIMA (Intermunicipal Games for the Environment) has provided the children of the Alta Mogiana region in Brazil with an opportunity to learn about environmental responsibility. Hundreds of Year 5 students would travel to Bom Jesus farm and join the competition between participating towns. The activities they perform are related to sports, the environment, culture and community, here they develop values such as friendship, respect, excellence, bravery, inspiration, and equality. Prizes include push-bikes, soccer balls, and school supplies.
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australian specialty coffee

Australian specialty coffee community stands united

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association recognises the strength and unity of the coffee industry in the face of COVID-19. Like the people COVID-19 has infected, the virus is making the daily life of many cafés and industry members a challenge, and there are some hit worse than others.
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Financial advice cafés

Financial experts offer advice to cafés on surviving COVID-19

BeanScene asks financial experts for advice on what government support small businesses like cafés are entitled to, and the value of their venues post COVID-19. The Federal and State Governments have released a range of support programs for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
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COVID-19 plan

ASCA on setting a plan for COVID-19

ASCA President Kieran Westlake shares steps to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on cafés and small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic is on course to be the most destructive economic issue since the Global Financial Crisis, due to its unprecedented nature and scale of the outbreak. This is especially true for individuals and families living week to week, as well as businesses that are reliant on face-to-face customer transactions, like cafés.
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