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11 Resources to Help You Manage Your Business Through Coronavirus - MAY 2020 Update

Here's a brief summary of the latest offerings from various government agencies and local providers collated during May.

For Chamber members, to help you navigate what’s available and on offer we have created a “COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES” section in Chamber’s Members Information Centre (MIC) online, which is updated as new information comes to hand.

Go to Chamber’s website and use your own unique login to the Members Centre.

Please contact one of the MC team if you need help with your login, and if you can’t remember, simply click the forgot login option and follow the instructions.

Recent additions to MIC resources and links include:

1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Safety Resources

Publications and printable business safety resources released by the Queensland Government to display in your premises and workplace for customers and employees to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

2. Planning Tool to Help Businesses Reopen and be COVIDSafe

Online planning tool released by the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission in May 2020 to help business develop a plan to keep their workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the weeks and months ahead.

The resource is available in both PDF and Word format and can be downloaded here.

3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support for Commercial Tenants

Guidance and support available for small to medium sized business affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help you manage your commercial lease and rental obligations. Published by the Business Queensland for the Queensland Government.

4. Support for workers affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Available financial assistance and packages for workers, including JobKeeper, income support, job search and career guidance, rights and entitlements, mental health support, domestic and family violence support, seasonal workers and temporary VISA arrangements released by the Queensland and Australian Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Business Health and Safety Resources for Coronovirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 business health and safety resources and information for workplaces, including resource kit with infographics, checklists, fact sheets, signage and posters; NCCC safe workplace principles; work health and safety guidance; plus WHS information for your industry and much more to help with managing and running your business.

6. Safe Work Australia

COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety information for workplaces website landing page providing links to resource kit with infographics, checklists, fact sheets, signage and posters; NCCC safe workplace principles; work health and safety guidance; plus WHS information for your industry and much more.

7. Roadmap to Easing Restrictions - Queensland Government

Detailed information with links to downloadable and printable versions of the Roadmap to Easing Restrictions outlining the Queensland Government’s staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings, with important information about how business will keep COVID-Safe as restrictions ease.

8. COVIDSafe Checklist and COVIDSafe Plans FAQS

Direct links to frequently asked questions for the Roadmap to Easing Restrictions in Queensland, and COVID-Safe checklists.

9. COVIDSafe App - Australian Government

Australian Government Department of Health website page with link to get the COVIDSafe App, as well as further information, help and resources about the App.

10. SafeWork Australia Central Hub - Industry Information for COVID-19 Management Plans

Safe Work Australia’s central hub for industries providing access to work health and safety (WHS) guidance and tools for Australian workplaces to form the basis of management of health and safety risks posed by COVID-19.

11.ASBFEO COVID-19 My Business Health Portal

Extensive information, tools and resources available through the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman for sole traders, and small businesses affected by COVID-19.