Information for Businesses re. COVID-19
There is so much information being released all the time with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal and State Governments have each released large stimulus packages to keep businesses open and people employed as much as possible.
The web sites below can each be of assistance to you as you search for information that is relevant to your specific situation.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). This website is a great go to for all Businesses looking for information. CCIQ have a hotline where you can get one on one assistance - ph 1300 731 988. This is available whether you are a member or not, however, they are also offering free membership from now until the end of March 2020. CCIQ are also offering free webinars that are full of great information. If you are interested in one, head to the web page to see what is coming up. Then simply register and log in when it is time.
Business Queensland is a State Government website and it has all the information specific to Queensland businesses and State Government assistance packages. There is specific assistance available for specific industries most likely to be hardest hit by the restrictions, such as (but not limited to) imports and exports, tourism, hospitality and education.
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training If you have questions specifically about small business, training, including apprentices and trainees, and employment of any description, this department can answer those questions. If you are a small business who has been affected by the pandemic in any way, please fill out the survey and someone from the department will get in touch with you to give you personal assistance where possible. They also have a hotline for small businesses - 1300 654 687
The Australian Government - the Treasury This page contains all the information specifically from the federal government stimulus packages. There is a page for households, one for businesses and one about supporting the flow of credit. From this page there is also a link to the Corona virus Business Liaison Unit.
The Australian Tax Office have also put together a summary of assistance measures relating directly to their department and your businesses tax obligations.
The Australian Government Department of Heath and Queensland Health These are the best places to get accurate and up to date health information about the virus and all health matters. There are lots of misleading posts being shared on social media, some which are either entirely wrong, or a blend of fact and fiction. We urge you to get your information from reputable sources and to fact check.