COVID 19: Back To Work Resources & Support

Chamber News
May 19, 2020

Is you Business in a position to re-open or scale-up due to the ease in COVID 19 restrictions? We have compiled a list of resources to help you do so safely.

Safe Work Australia

Their COVID-19 Planning Tool Kit includes helpful workplace information including duties under WHS, cleaning and tips for managing employee’s mental health.

Handy fact sheets can also be found within the COVID- 19 Resource Kit and useful signage/posters can be downloaded to assist with reminding workers and others of the risks of COVID-19 and the measures that are necessary to stop its spread.

The Australian Government announced social distancing measures to protect the Australian community from the spread of the coronavirus. Find information on the government’s three-step plan to relax coronavirus restrictions.

Business Australia

As information and policies are changing almost by the hour, this website offers information to stay up to date with the latest news and many other resources that are highly beneficial. Their most recent Return to Work Webinar discusses employer’s responsibilities for returning to work from award-winning employment relations legal experts.

As the Scone Chamber of Commerce is a member of Business Australia & Hunter Business, we are able to share Member Only information with our Members during this turbulent time. Want to learn more? Click here

Service NSW

The NSW Government is providing financial support to ease the pressures on small business as a result of COVID-19.

If your small business or non-profit organisation has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business support grant of up to $10,000. Visit their website to learn more and apply.

Support from your Bank

If your business or not-for-profit has been adversely impacted by COVID-19 your bank will allow you to defer principal and interest repayments for all loans attached to the business for a period of six months through the Small Business Relief Package.

To be eligible, you must have less than $10 million total debt to all credit providers. You need to be current, and not in arrears as of 1 January 2020.

Find out the support available through your bank by using the Australian Banking Association’s Find your bank tool.

Visit the below links to find out the support available through the big four banks.

For more information, view the ABA’s press release here, and FAQs here.

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