Business and COVID-19

COVID Information for Business 

Business restrictions from December 17 2021 including the vaccination requirements for staff & customers for particular businesses. 

Essential businesses wll be able to allow fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. 

Summary of Public Health & Social Measures 

COVID information for employers: 

Other COVID Information:  

Business Support Panel 

Our panel of Business Specialists are available to support local businesses with up to two hours of free advice.  If you are grappling with the new vaccination  rules in relation to staff issues and communication, panellists who can help include: 
•    Tammy from Grange Consulting for HR Guidance, and
•    Kristy from MOTO, regarding COVID and vaccinations communications support.

There are also a range of other specialists available -  whether you need social media support, go online or just chat to someone about your current business challenges, there'll be someone to support you.   Includes specialists in Marketing, Business Strategy, HR and the Arts

Business Support Panel 

If you are in need of immediate financial counselling or support, please call Scott at Biz Whiz Business Solutions - 5391-9300 or Email Scott here.  This is a fully subsidised service offered by Noosa Council.  

COVID Safe Businesses

Requirements for COVID Safe businesses are:

  • Follow the public health directions 
  • Physical Distancing of staff and customers 
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory Hygiene 
  • Frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Please use the  Check in QLD app for collecting contact details of patrons  
  • 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 

 COVID Safe Businesses 

For guidance see the Framework for COVID Safe Businesses.

If you are unsure what applies to your business, check out frequently asked questions to better understand the COVID Safe Businesses framework.

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.

    Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - EMERALD offers you personalised coaching and high-quality learning modules that arm you with strategies proven by the latest science to support wellbeing.

     

  • 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.

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