COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 resources

by Katrina Tite

Online COVID-19 Business Impact Forums

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Friday 3 April @ 2.30pm


Presentations from local and regional experts covered:

  • latest COVID-19 stats for Goulburn-Mulwaree
  • JobKeeper payment plan
  • Other Federal and NSW stimulus package elements for businesses
  • Managing your mental health during the crisis

Disclaimer: please note the advice given on the day is not specific or tailored to any one business. It provides general information so that informed decisions about a ‘next best step’ can be made.

Thursday 26 March @ 5.30pm


Speakers included:
📣 Geoff Kettle, Southern NSW Local Health District board member, will review current health advice and provide an update on COVID-19 in the region
📣 Andrew Haskins from Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre will cover the latest Government shutdown measures and business support initiatives
📣Joanne McCauley from Jigsaw Tax & Advisory Pty Ltd speaking about business eligibility and access to the Government’s stimulus packages

Disclaimer: please note the advice given on the day was not specific or tailored to any one business. It provided general information so that informed decisions about a ‘next best step’ can be made.



Find information, advice and resources regarding current health measures, government response and assistance to reduce economic impact on businesses

COVID-19 information hubs

Australian Government COVID-19 information hub

Provides the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia

NSW Government COVID-19 information hub

Information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for community and businesses in New South Wales.

NSW Government – Businesses and employees

Information about employee rights and workplace responsibilities to help manage the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Business Australia – Business Guide to Coronavirus

Dedicated destination for businesses around Australia to stay updated with the latest news related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help understand what this means for their business and employees. Includes access to free resources and relevant services to help businesses navigate these challenging times.

(NB: Business Australia was formerly the NSW Business Chamber)


Health Advice

Department of Health – COVID-19 Resources

A collection of resources for the general public and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Government Department of Health – Information for Employers

Fact sheet for employers

NSW Health – Latest COVID-19 statistics

NSW Health – social distancing

Information and advice about social-distancing guidelines

Mental Health Resources

Beyond Blue – looking after your mental health

Black Dog Institute – Resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing

Economic Response

JobKeeper Payment

Factsheets for Employers and Employees

NSW Small Business Support Grants

List of eligibility requirements and highly impacted industries. Applications open 17 April via ServiceNSW website

Department of Treasury Coronavirus information hub

Provides information about the economic response to the COVID-19 crisis

Department of Treasury – Economic Response to the Coronavirus

PDF summary of the Government’s stimulus packages

Department of Treasury – Assistance for Businesses

Summary of the assistance available to businesses to manage cash flow and retain employees

Department of Treasury – Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

Summary of the support for small business lending

ATO – COVID-19 information

Information about support available and FAQs

Australian Banking Association – Small Business Loan Relief

Information about the loan relief available for small businesses

Department of Treasury – Support for Financially Distressed Businesses

Factsheet covering temporary changes to insolvency/bankruptcy laws


Business Resources

Canberra Business Chamber COVID-19 Employer Guide

Provides information on managing and protecting your employees and your workplace and answering some of the workplace relations and work health and safety (WHS) questions that are coming up for employers.

NB published 25 March 2020