Commercial Marquees for COVIDSafe outdoor Dining, Trading, and Entertaining - VIC & NSW.

Conveniently and successfully transition your business for COVIDSafe outdoor dining, hospitality, entertainment, and trading through available grants and Australia's leading commercial marquees.

Just in time for the summer months of 2021/22, the NSW and VIC governments have announced grants to support local businesses in setting up temporary outdoor dining venues, pop up facilities, and kerbside trading to recover from extended COVID lockdowns. As Victoria and New South Wales succeed in reaching our COVID vaccination milestones, businesses have an increased opportunity to start trading again with support grants such as the “Alfresco Restart Package” in New South Wales and the “COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program” in Victoria. The current grants are designed to provide support to transition retail, hospitality, and entertainment businesses to operate safely outdoors in response to the respective state’s Covid roadmap and the National Plan. While primarily designed to support your business’ recovery, the grants program provides an opportunity to invest in a business asset that you can adapt as your needs change and operating under COVIDSafe regulatory guidelines evolve. Convert any outdoor space into a COVIDSafe setting for your bar, gym, salon or cafe to operate confidently and safely in all weather conditions with a quality folding marquee – a versatile solution that’s deployed in minutes to provide extensive and reliable weather protection. This article is intended to share our experience and inform of the options that you may be eligible for to help outfit your business’ acceleration toward recovery over the coming summer months.

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What COVIDSafe grants are available?

Victorians – other than the City of Melbourne 

The COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program is now open to eligible businesses outside the City of Melbourne.

The grant program is available for up to 7,000 businesses and will provide a $2,000 grant to support the transition of normal operations, outside.

Victorian businesses, community organisations, not for profits and trader associations who meet eligibility criteria can apply.

Eligible businesses for the CovidSafe outdoor trading voucher program, include gyms, hairdressers, beauty services, retail shops, and dance studios and a minimum $2,000 spend on marquees and marquee hire, screens, umbrellas is required.

The nominated Victorian government department as the voucher issuer is Business Victoria in partnership with Service Victoria.

New South Wales support for business

The New South Wales government’s $66 million initiative is focussed on supporting the return of hospitality and entertainment to the streets. Up to 5,000 businesses will have the opportunity to apply for one of the $5,000 grants available to assist in your quick recovery.

The NSW Alfresco Restart Package grants will be available to hospitality businesses, clubs, and community groups for applications starting in November 2021.

Streamlined applications under the NSW Planning Outdoor Dining scheme will also expedite your ability to set up temporary outdoor dining venues.

Setting up safe outdoor trading with a quality commercial marquee.

Since 2004, the hire & rental, events and promotional industries have held Altegra as Australia’s leading commercial folding marquee provider.

Our premium quality range of public safety standards-compliant gazebos and marquees offer a robust, convenient solution to convert any outdoor space into safe, weather-protected venues for public.

We’ve been long preparing our products to reliably see your summer months of outdoor trading through, helping your business emerge from the heavy impact that we have all suffered through lockdown.

What safety standards apply to setting up a marquee safely?

There are a number of listed 

A robust folding aluminium marquee is engineered for safety compliance and continued business.

Our extensively engineered aluminium frame marquees carry top Australian event and building regulations compliance (Section 238), keeping your staff and customers safe so you can trade outdoors without incident. Stringent and lofty standards ensure the structural integrity of your marquee in all weather conditions.

Long-term, real-world testing and continuous refinement of the design of our aluminium marquees result in a pop up trading shelter that we back with a lifetime warranty.

Complete weather protection for uninterrupted trading.

Prepare for all-day outdoor trading throughout summer by surrounding your staff and customers with extensive weather protection. In contrast to umbrellas, your marquee will provide a flexible and structured environment that will shield from weather and can be altered to suit conditions.

Protecting your customers and staff from the sun with UPF50+ Excellent shade and a friction reinforced 100% waterproof roof for complete protection from the rain.

ARPANSA UPF 50+ Excellent sun protection factor authorised product swing tag - issued and licensed by ARPANSA for Altegra Australia.
All Altegra marquees have been tested by the Australian authority ARPANSA to provide UPF50+ Excellent sun protection.

protection for your business that lasts.

Lightweight, cost-effective umbrella and marquee materials frequently result in disappointment and inconvenience to outdoor trading and events. Tears are common due to rapid material degradation from the wind, UV light, and set up and packing pinching.

Therefore, we’ve covered our entire range with high-quality, mid-weight fabric that’s pliable, looks great, and lasts.

Our leading 12-month warranty on all fabric is for your business protection and peace of mind.

Walls configured to act as screens to divide trading/preparation from customers.

We developed Altegra marquees so you can customise your outdoor space with 360° walls attachments built into the canopy as standard, acting as a screen against the elements and for dividing operations from trading.

Our UPF50+, 100% waterproof solid walls and bug-proof mesh walls attach quickly and easily to protect from sun, rain, wind, and annoying bugs.

A structured 3m half wall is another popular pop up marquee solution to help divide operations from your customers.

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