Business and COVID-19

 

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BUSINESS RESILIENCE SURVEY

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Please keep up to date with all the latest COVID information at the Department of Health Website

Current 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 

Current COVID Testing Facilities

Current COVID  testing centres are:

  • Sunny Street has relocated the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination centre. This location at the corner of Pelican St and Poinciana St in Tewantin will be open for the next 12 months.  Appointments are necessary.  Call 5313-7778 during office hours Monday to Friday to see if you qualify and to book an appointment.

  • 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
  • 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 Information 

  • Book a vaccination appointment here
  • Vaccine Eligibility Checker here
  • Safe Work Australia has resources for employers, small businesses and workers on the COVID-19 vaccines Read more 

COVID Safe Businesses

Queensland Government has launched the new "Check in Qld" app, developed to help Queensland Health with contact tracing and easy to implement for businesses.  This covers a range of businesses including cafes, bars, hairdressers and others.  Please make sure you are compliant. 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.

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.

     

  • 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:

    1. Business Support 
    2. Human Resources/Employee 
    3. Communications and Marketing 
    4. Innovation and Business Models
    5. 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.

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