More support for businesses with extended restrictions


The Territory Government has announced an extra Small Business Lockdown Payment to support Territory business which couldn’t open due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A one-off extended closure payment of $1000 will be made available to eligible businesses that were ordered to shut or stay shut by the Chief Health Officer under CHO Directions 32-2021 PDF (549.4 KB), such as gyms, indoor or outdoor markets and indoor public swimming pool.

To apply for the extended closure grant of $1000, you must have first applied and been approved for the lockdown payment.

Eligible small businesses for the additional payment are those with a turnover above $75,000 and below $10 million and no more than 20 full time equivalent staff, and who had to remain closed following the Chief Health Officer’s direction.

If you are one of the businesses that were directed to stay closed, please visit to find out more about how you can apply for this additional payment.

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