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The first half of 2020 has been a difficult time for most Canberrans, including our city centre businesses.
These businesses did it tough during the Covid-19 restrictions. While some had to close during this period, others were able to innovate quickly to deliver a service that minimised face-to-face interactions. Since restrictions began easing, our passionate and dedicated business owners and their teams - the true heart + soul of the city - have started coming back, with open doors, open minds and physical distancing, to welcome you once again.
Canberrans, it’s time to reconnect with your city. Even in these challenging times our city centre is filled with amazing businesses, run by amazing people who make an incredible contribution to the heart and soul of Canberra.
Don’t forget we all have a responsibility to be COVID-safe while out and about. Practice physical distancing and good hygiene - keep 1.5 metres away with others, wash and sanitise your hands regularly, practise good respiratory hygiene, and importantly don’t go out if you are unwell.
Also remember to follow the COVID-safe rules that businesses have in pace, which are not only there to make sure they are complying with the law, but also to make sure we all stay safe.
Heart + Soul: Rediscover your city, highlights 11 local businesses in the city precinct. We look at the vibrant, talented and passionate people behind each city business, what motivates them, why they do what they do, and why they love the city centre. Their stories are upbeat and personal. It’s these people, and many others like them, that give the city its heart + soul.
Be inspired to rediscover your city centre through the stories of those who love and know it.
If you’re a business in the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy area, we’d love it if you showed your support and encouraged your networks to visit the city and support local. We’ve pulled together a range of digital assets that you can post to your social channels, e-news and website.