Victoria's COVID19 Lockdowns || Business Impacts The purpose of this survey is to ascertain the continued impacts of COVID related lockdowns on Victorian businesses. For our community to recover and thrive, we need to have our voices heard. Women in Business Mornington Peninsula is an association of women business owners on the Mornington Peninsula organised to improve the business landscape of our community, to better connect our business to our broader community and extend the impact of our good work and to advocate for what you need from local, state and federal government. All business owners and leaders are welcome to contribute. Follow our social pages HERE where we will be sharing the findings of your data there and will let you know about our conversations on your behalf. OK Question Title * 1. What are the challenges you're experiencing in your work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures (select all that apply): Inability to forward book/schedule - secure future revenue Negative impacts on cashflow Impacts on staff retention and future recruitment Inability to pay operational expenses like rent, electricity, etc. Business losses due to inability to sell stock Negative impacts on staff mental health and wellbeing Issues due to supply chain disruptions Reduced staff capacity and efficiency due to increased home demands Need to shift to digital business, with insufficient resources or knowledge Not sure where to go for advice and guidance Utilising business or tax savings to keep business going Difficulty accessing funds to meet current business needs Difficulty paying employees Decreased staff morale Concern regarding industry future Inaccurate or unstable budgeting and financial planning creating uncertainty Selling products at below profits to move stock and provide cash flow Increased cost of inputs (products or services) Customer/client shutdowns or lack of payment lead to a trickle-down effect Reduced business growth and progress Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 2. What was your organisation's net revenue loss in the last lockdown (starting date 28 May 2021 - 11 June 2021)? Please enter amount in Australian dollars. $0-$9,999 $10,000-$29,999 $30,000-$59,999 $60,000-$99,999 $100,000-$149,999 $150,000-$200,000 Over $200,000 Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 3. What is your expected additional weekly revenue loss in the event of future lockdowns ? Please enter your anticipated revenue loss per week in the event of future lockdowns in Australian dollar. OK Question Title * 4. Are you able to achieve '100% regular trade' with regional restrictions in place? These restrictions include: limit of 50 person max in venues, 1 per 4sqm rule, group sizes max 20 people, seated service only, 10 person max outdoor, offices capped to 50%. Yes No If you answered 'no', what percentage of loss do regional restrictions create for your revenue? Please enter percentage of anticipated revenue loss. OK Question Title * 5. What impacts to staff and payments have Victoria's lockdowns created? Please select all that apply. We've maintained all staff at regular wages We've had to reduce salaries to some staff We've reduced salaries for all staff We've stood down some staff We've had to stand down all staff None of the above OK Question Title * 6. If the most recent lockdown was to be extended or repeated, how would this impact your organisation's staff? Staff at my business would not be affected We would need to reduce salaries for some staff We would need to reduce salaries for all staff We would need to stand down staff None of the above If you would need to stand down your staff, please let us know the number of people this might apply to: OK Question Title * 7. What effect did the announcement of the most recent employment support (effective from 3 June 21) have on your business? (tick all that apply)? It reduced the number of employees who may need to be stood down. It increased the number of employees who need to be stood down so that they can receive financial support It encouraged staff to resign in order to receive financial support It has negatively affected our ability to retain staff It has negatively impacted my ability to continue to trade during the lockdown It had no effect on our ability to pay staff It has supported staff who have lost work due to lockdown Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 8. Which of the following impacts are you personally experiencing: Increased care demands (children, elderly, other loved ones) Reduced time for my business Assumed the majority of additional household responsibilities Assumed the majority of additional caregiving (family / friends) Difficulty accessing financial support from the bank (e.g. loans, investment or other capital for management of personal finances) Negative impacts to my mental health Negative impacts on my physical health Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 9. How confident are you about employment and business prospects for the year ahead (2021/22 financial year)? Extremely confident Neither confident nor worried Extremely worried Extremely confident Neither confident nor worried Extremely worried OK Question Title * 10. Business closures / downshifting: which of the following applies to you? Our business is closed due to restrictions and we are not trading. We had to close doors but I’m trading in some capacity online or in a pivoted capacity We may need to indefinitely close imminently if things don’t improve We may need to close in the next 12 months if intermittent lockdowns continue I'm considering downshifting my career or leaving the workforce Other (please specify): OK Question Title * 11. Which of the following financial or government support options did you access over past 12 months? JobKeeper (Federal) Business Support Fund (State) Payroll tax relief (State) Hospitality grants (State) Bank loan repayment deferrals Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program (State) None of the above Other (please specify): OK Question Title * 12. How much money did you receive from the Government’s financial support package announced on Thursday 03 June 21? $0 - we don’t qualify $5000 $7000 Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 13. What do you believe to be the solutions to this current situation of repeated lockdowns? Please select all that apply. Improve and expedite optional vaccine rollout and set an end date when borders will open and life will resume Maintain current system of elimination / ensuring zero cases with intermittent lockdowns until COVID is no longer present in the world Maintain current system of elimination / ensuring zero cases with intermittent lockdowns until a majority of the community has been vaccinated, as long as that may take Bring Victoria’s response in line with other states with improved contract tracing and best practice hotel quarantine. Fewer, shorter, targeted area lockdowns Utilise rapid COVID testing and vaccine evidence to permit travel and movements Develop a clear and transparent roadmap to business and economic recovery Other (please specify): OK Question Title * 14. Describe the impact Victoria's repeated lockdowns are having on you and your organisation / business (up to 100 words): OK Question Title * 15. What is your greatest area of concern for the coming weeks? OK Question Title * 16. What could Government do to help you bounce back and have future confidence? OK Question Title * 17. To finish, we will collect some business details to support our case for targeted business and economic recovery strategies. First up, please let us know which industry sector your business / employer belongs to: Arts and Recreation Services Information Media & Telecommunications Financial and Insurance Services Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Administrative and Support Services Public Administration and Safety Education and Training Health Care and Social Assistance Mining Manufacturing Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services Construction Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Holiday Accommodation Tours & Passenger Transport Real Estate Tourism Attraction Events Hospitality & Food Services Transport, Postal and Warehousing Other (please specify): OK Question Title * 18. Is your business primarily located on or services the Mornington Peninsula? Yes No OK Question Title * 19. What is the size of your business? Sole trader Micro (0-4 staff) Small (5-19 staff) Medium (20 - 199 staff) Large (200+ staff) OK Question Title * 20. What's your email address? Please enter your email address so we can stay in touch and update you on results and next steps. OK Question Title * 21. What is your role at your organisation? Owner Senior Manager (e.g. Director, Manager, Area Leader) Middle Management (e.g. Team Leader) Team Member Other (please specify): OK Question Title * 22. What’s the name of your business / employer? This answer helps us ensure we count some of the answers only once. Your answers will be treated strictly confidential and not associated directly with your organisation. OK Question Title * 23. Do you identify as: Female Male Non-Binary I'd rather not say OK THANK YOU! YOU ARE ALL DONE.