October 21, 2021
Elsternwick Village: We’re open for business
Elsternwick Village is open for business, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!
Local businesses in Elsternwick Village have played a critical part in your daily lives, whether it’s for your weekly shop, catching up with friends, or spending time on your health and wellbeing.
And these traders need your support, both now and into the festive season.
From 11.59pm on Thursday, October 21 many retail businesses will be able to reopen, with some operational for outdoor trade only, under the following rules:
- Hospitality venues (including restaurants and cafes) can open to 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 outdoors
- Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services can open for up to 5 fully vaccinated people
- Essential retail remains open
- Other/general retail can open for outdoor service only (plus contactless click-and-collect or delivery)
- Physical recreation (gyms and fitness studios) can reopen to fully vaccinated people for outdoor activity only (DQ4, 50 cap). Outdoor community sport open for training only (no competition); minimum number required.
At 80% double vaccination (16+ years), restrictions will ease further, bringing regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne together under the same rules. From the indicative date of November 5, 2021, the following applies:
- Hospitality venues (including restaurants and cafes) can open for seated service only, up to 150 fully vaccinated people inside and 500 outdoors
- Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services can open for fully vaccinated people (DQ4 and 150 cap)
- All retain can open
- Physical recreation (gyms and fitness studios) can reopen to fully vaccinated people: indoors DQ4 and 150 cap, outdoors DQ2 500 cap.
Choose Elsternwick Village, choose local
Local traders in Elsternwick Village have truly felt the economic impact of COVID-19, and need the support of their customers to manage through the pandemic.
The best way to back local businesses and protect the spirit of Elsternwick’s community is to shop local.
While most businesses will be able to reopen and continue serving customers in a safe and responsible manner, many will still be offering other avenues to shop including takeaway, pick-up, home delivery and streaming services. Please check with individual stores to find out how they accommodate your shopping preferences.
We also remind residents to shop local this festive season. So be sure to choose Elsternwick Village for a safe, open air shopping environment for all your festive needs.
Check our shop directory for updates to trading conditions for individual traders.
Explore offers and specials
Local businesses in Elsternwick Village regularly provide special promotions and offers for shoppers. Check out our latest promotions here.
Now more than ever, businesses in Elsternwick Village rely on your support. Thank you for everything you have already done to help our vibrant shopping precinct.
Elsternwick Village is open for business, and we look forward to welcoming you back to your local shops again.