Business and COVID-19
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Please keep up to date with all the latest COVID information at the Department of Health Website.
The requirements for mask wearing in Queensland is explained here.
- Physical Distancing of staff and customers
- Hand Hygiene
- Respiratory Hygiene
- Frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection
- Don't allow staff or customers showing any COVID-19 symptoms to enter your premises
- Please ensure you have your COVID Safe Plan.
- Get tested if you have any symptoms
Current COVID Testing Facilities
Current COVID testing centres are:
- Sullivan Nicolaides in 16/91 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, 101/90 Goodchap St, Noosaville; and 2/2 Heron St, Peregian beach. No referral or booking is required. More information
- Sunny Street mobile clinic in 14 Earl Street, Tait Duke Community Cottage. From 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome, however you can also book a spot at www.hotdoc.com.au
- For other sites, visit Queensland Health's clickable map of testing locations: https://bit.ly/3ndKFL0
- Please bring a mask to wear whilst waiting in line.
- Vaccine Rollout information is available here
- Safe Work Australia has resources for employers, small businesses and workers on the COVID-19 vaccines Read more
COVID Safe Businesses
All QLD Pubs/Clubs/Restaurants/Cafes have to provide QR Codes or electronic devices in place for contact tracing. Contact details need to be kept minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 56 days. Read more here
Queensland Government has recently launched the new "Check in Qld" app, developed to help Queensland Health with contact tracing and easy to implement for businesses. Read more here.
For Health Directives related to Business Activities, visit QLD Health
To stay up to date on the latest information, visit QLD Government's COVID-19 webpage.
Roadmap to Easing Business Restrictions
The Queensland Government has developed a Roadmap to Easing Restrictions which outlines the step down approach to easing of restrictions to ensure businesses can reopen in a way that increases business activity but does not compromise the health of customers, staff and the community. Find out what this means at Easing Business Restrictions.
For guidance see the Framework for COVID Safe Businesses.
The following resources/posters may be helpful for you in complying with the COVID Safe requirements:
For display at a prominent location for your customers
For display internally for your staff
Information and Resources
Looking after your own health is paramount during such times, especially your mental health. Programs below offer mental health support.
Small Business Mental Health - Support services and resources that offer business and mental health advice and assistance.
B Well and Prosper Program - A website to discover Wellbeing & Mental Health tools, resources, programs and information to support Sunshine Coast small business owners and employees. Visit B_Well & Prosper for more information.
Beyond Blue provides immediate mental health services. Talk through any anxiety you may be experiencing with a trained mental health professional. Call 1 300 224 636.
Workout videos - Look after your mental health by participating in these exercise videos brought to you by the Noosa Aquatic Centre & Leisure Centre, including Yoga, Fitbarre and Pilates.
Boost Your Healthy - The Queensland Government has launched Boost Your Healthy, a series of online videos and tips turning backyards into gyms and using Queensland’s sporting greats as personal trainers and motivators.
Looking to refresh and re-open? Not sure how your business will look or operate in the post COVID economy?
Noosa Council has engaged local professional service providers to support and advise businesses as COVID-19 restrictions ease and businesses start to re-open. Businesses wishing to review and/or refresh their operations as we enter a post COVID economy, are encouraged to take up the below offers.
Subsidised by Council, business operators and owners can arrange a one on one (virtual) appointment to receive advice on specific issues. Offers are described below and are wholly subsidised by Council.
The areas of expertise on offer are:
- Business Support
- Human Resources/Employee
- Communications and Marketing
- Innovation and Business Models
- Moving to an Online Retailing Model
For more information, visit Subsidised Business Support Services
The Australian Government has released a Continuing your business guide, created in acknowledgement of the devastating effects on business from the recent Australian bushfires and coronavirus. It provides information on positive steps to help keep a business operating, including reaching out to customers and protecting a business.