Industry Information

Your local Industry Association is an important source of industry specific information for COVID-19 protocols at your business.

  • Looking after your own health is paramount during such times, especially your mental health.  Programs below offer mental health support. 

    Ahead for Business -  Connects small business owners to the support, resources and tools they need to take action on their mental health and wellbeing

    EMERALD - pro-active mental wellbeing care offered by USC.  This is an evidence driven program for adults experiencing early signs that their mental wellbeing needs proactive attention

    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.

    Founders Mental Health Session - Advance Queensland is upporting free mental health consultations for founders for the month of August. Book here.  Password: Founders_Health

    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.

  • General information for business owners and employers, from the Queensland Chamber of Commerce & Industry, covering:

    • Employers Guide 
    • Managing Staff 
    • Government Support 
    • Cutting Costs 
    • Remote Working 

    More information 

  • The National Retail AssociationAustralian Retailers Association and the Hair and Beauty Industry Association  are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and providing information and resources to support your business. 

    This online guide will help you control risks and provide safer environments for employees and customers.   A free resource pack is available with Q&A’s, template employee handouts and pandemic policies for your business, or you can access these free COVID-19 awareness posters here for display in your workplace.

  • The Restaurant and Catering Association has set up a Coronavirus Information Hub to provide regular updates and resources for restaurants, cafes, catering and food services providers.

    You can access information on the impact of restrictions on indoor gatherings, a fact sheet with the top 10 best practices for managing COVID-19 in your business and Workplace Relations FAQ’s.

    KPMG Australia - Information for Hospitality Sector outlines implications for cash flow, workforce management, reimagining your offering, communications & accessing government responses. 

  • Safe Food Queensland - Together with the agricultural industries and Queensland Health, Safe Food Production Queensland (Safe Food) has developed a guideline for agricultural, horticultural, and meat and livestock processing businesses to help them understand the risks of COVID-19 to their workforce, and describe the measures that can be implemented when any of these risks are realised

  • An online training module for health care workers in all settings.  It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19. 

    More information

    Allied Health Professions Australia are regularly updating resources and guidance for practioners here.

  • The Queensland Hotels Association has fact sheets for industry here

  • Information for growers and others in the horticulture industry.  Includes information regarding social distancing for horticulture busiensses and workers; industry COVID guides and information confirming that agriculture is an essential service. 

    COVID 19 Information for Horticulture Industry