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. 

    Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of small business owners program - Business Balance will support small business owners take proactive steps to improve their mental health and will be implemented early in 2021.

    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