COVID-19 Information and Support for Business
We know that many businesses are having to deal with significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of businesses in our Shire have been impacted, facing a downturn in trade, restrictions on how they can operate, as well as managing employee safety and entitlements.
CREATE A COVID-SAFE PLAN
It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan.
To ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Your COVIDSafe Plan must demonstrate:
- your actions to help prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) to your workplace
- the type of face mask or personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your workforce
- how you will prepare for, and respond to, a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
- how you will meet all the requirements set out by the Victorian Government. Some higher-risk industries or workplaces have additional requirements of employers and employees.
Seehttps://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan for details.
STAY UP TO DATE
The authoritative website regarding COVID-19 for the Victorian Government is https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au. Please visit this website regularly in order to stay up to date with developments. This is your responsibility.
Additional (but not exhaustive) information can be found at these Victorian Government web pages:
YOUR PORT OF CALL FOR COVID-19
For more information, please see the Victorian Government website at https://www.vic.gov.au; and Small Business Victoria at https://www.business.vic.gov.au.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Visit social media pages Visit Maryborough and Surrounds, Committee for Maryborough and Central Goldfields Shire Council and let the Council and community know how you are adapting or continuing your business.
NEWS FROM THE SURVEY
Back in April 2020, 68 businesses had responded to the Shire's COVID-19 Business Survey. Results can be viewed here.
YOU CAN CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 5461 0610 if you wish to discuss your specific situation.