Seven Victorian businesses shut down for breaking Covid protocol

Several businesses in Victoria have been shut down for COVID-safe breaches.
The state government today confirmed seven Melbourne businesses in retail, hospitality and health and beauty were forced to close for failing to follow correct COVIDSafe protocol.
A retail store in St Albans was shut down for unauthorised trading during lockdown.
A health and beauty business in South Melbourne was also closed for exceeding density limits and having no density quotient signage, no COVIDSafe plan and no QR code check-in system in place.
Fines of $1652 were also handed to a hospitality venue in Essendon and a retail venue in Campbellfield for not having the Victorian Government’s QR code check-in system in place.
In the past week authorised officers saw 168 instances of QR code non-compliance.
Over the past three months 22,000 businesses across the state have been visited to make sure they are following COVID-safe practices.
17 infringements have been handed out totalling $52,867 and issued a further 275 written warnings, 598 improvement notices and 40 COVID-19 notices for non-compliance with Chief Health Officer’s directions.