Business & Coronavirus Update - 16 March 2020

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We understand the concern in the community regarding Coronavirus and the impact on the local economy and businesses.

The health authorities, as the lead agencies, are regularly updating the situation on these two websites www.health.qld.gov.au or www.health.gov.au as new information emerges. This provides all the necessary, factual information about Covid -19 and what steps your organisation should take during this time. Should the situation change, be assured, Noosa Council does have plans in place and we are taking all necessary steps to be prepared. 

Preparing your Business 

During this phase, it may be timely for your business, or organisation to consider your own arrangements should action be required. Information relating to preparing your workplace is available at Worksafe QLD and the Queensland Chamber of Commerce

Industry Support 

Given the impact on the economy, both Federal and State Governments are offering assistance for eligible businesses, including a relief package to defer lodging and payroll tax returns, cashflow support, grants, wage assistance plus more. For more information about the Industry Support packages visit the following:

Queensland Government Industry Recovery 

Australian Taxation Office Support plus, the ATO have an Emergency Support Info Line - 1800 806 218

Federal Government Support for Business 

Tourism Noosa Support 

 Grant Guru 

Subscribing to Grant Guru will ensure business owners receive any grant funding associated with Covid-19 when it becomes available. 

Health & Wellbeing 

Looking after your own health is paramount during such times, especially your mental health. Now is the perfect opportunity to sign up and take advantage of the Sunshine Coast Council  'B-Well & 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.     

 For the most current Business Support and COVID-19 News, visit the dedicated webpage