Coronavirus forcing businesses to adapt to virtual services

Coronavirus forcing businesses to adapt to virtual services

The coronavirus is taking a toll on companies across the globe but some savvy Melbourne businesses have gone virtual to continue offering their services to Victorians in self-isolation. Here’s what they’re doing.

With many Victorians in self-isolation or working from home, companies are innovatively providing online services to their customers.

Whether it’s workout classes, museum tours or animal livestreams, here are ways that Melbourne businesses are getting creative.


Hosted by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, Keep It Cleaner is offering free online workouts.

The sessions will focus on strength and HIIT with no equipment required.

They will be live streamed on the KIC Facebook and Instagram page every Wednesday and Friday at 7am.


NGV has made its exhibitions available for online visitors amid public closure.

Collections that are featured in the online guided tours include Collecting Comme, Marking Time, KAWS: Companionship In The Age of Loneliness and Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines.


Downward Duck and Co has temporarily paused face-to-face practices until March 31 so is now offering yoga classes online.

During the selected times, you can dial in by mobile or internet and an instructor will take you through the session.


Animals at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo are being live-streamed from today.

Cameras are now relaying live vision of snow leopard cubs, penguins, giraffes and lions via the Zoos Victoria website.

All three zoos – Melbourne Zoos, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary – are all still open to the public.


With activities and events suspended until April 13, McKinnon Basketball Association has designed an Online Training Challenge for kids.

Each week new videos will be released, targeting specific skills for all different user levels. MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Melbourne Sympthony Orchestra is keeping the music alive by holding live streams on their YouTube channel.

All concerts between March 16 and April 13 have been cancelled however you can watch their performances for free from the comfort of your couch.

From Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, MSO have you covered.

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