23 Mar COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus
Walgett Shire Council COVID-19 Safety Plans 2020
Walgett Visitor Information Centre: COVID-19 Safety Plan Walgett Visitor Information Centre.pdf1
Walgett Big Sky Library: Covid-19-Safety-Plan- Walgett Library
Walgett Shire Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds: Covid-19-safety-plan-camping-grounds-and-caravan-parks 02.06.2020
Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise the following primitive camping grounds are now open;
Burren Junction Bore Baths & Primitive Camp Grounds
Collarenebri Primitive Camp Grounds
Alex Trevallion Primitive Camp Grounds in Walgett
We remind you that social distancing is still required for all activities in parks and current rules on public gatherings continue to apply.
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From 1 June pubs, clubs and restaurants to have up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict physical distancing guidelines. More at https://bit.ly/Pubs-Clubs-Cafes-Update
Anyone who is feeling unwell with a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19 or has redeveloped the symptoms should get tested. If you’ve tested negative for COVID-19 previously, it doesn’t mean you can’t get infected by it later. Find a COVID-19 clinic at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/testing-clinics
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If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence call the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).
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?? Find the facts & latest NSW updates on COVID-19: https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19
ℹ️ More info on restrictions & what you can + can’t do: https://bit.ly/Changes-to-Restriction-Rules
? Call the 24/7hr NSW COVID-19 Hotline on 13 77 88 for advice & support on non-health related COVID-19 enquiries.
? Download the Service NSW app to receive the latest COVID-19 updates. For (iOS) > https://bit.ly/ServiceNSWApp-AppStore, for Google Play (Android) > https://bit.ly/ServiceNSWApp-GooglePlay
? If you’re concerned you have COVID-19, please call the national Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
? 1800RESPECT, Service NSW and the Coronavirus hotline are all clients of the national Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).
Get your workplace COVID safe and staff ready
Start preparing now for staff to return to a safe, healthy and hygienic work environment.
Come forward and get tested even if you only have mild symptoms like a cough. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
What employers need to do
What all staff need to do
- Stay home if you are sick, even if your symptoms are minor.
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose with unwashed (or gloved) hands.
- Regularly clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water, or alcohol based hand rub.
- When you cough and sneeze cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or a flexed elbow. Put tissues in the bin.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay 1.5 metre away from others (two arms length).
- Seek medical advice if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath (call your doctor or healthdirect on 1800 022 222).
Covid Resources for Businesses
- The National COVID-19 Coordination Commission has released a planning tool 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. Find more at https://www.pmc.gov.au/nccc/resources/planning-tool-help-businesses-reopen-and-be-covidsafe
- 8 short videos have been developed looking at how different businesses have responded to Covid 19. They can be found at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-small-businesses/small-business-covid-19-case-studies and may provide you with some ideas for your own business.
- Industry-specific guidance is now available for two new industries – Hairdressing and barbers and Real estate on the Safe Work Australia website. The guidance covers topics including physical distancing, hygiene, personal protective equipment, cleaning, workers’ compensation and how to conduct risk assessments and design emergency plans. Find more information athttps://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces
- Support and financial relief for businesses, workers and jobseekers. https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment?utm_source=service%20nsw&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=We%27re%20here%20to%20help&utm_term=COVIDeDM3
There are lots of practical options being promoted to help businesses adapt to the current situations, we thought we would share some of these with you, if you have any great ideas we would love to hear them at email@example.com :
- For restaurants, cafe’s, pubs, clubs etc, consider takeaway food/beverage options or home delivery
- For those with a product, encourage online ordering or private shopping
- Promote the purchasing of vouchers to be used at a later date
- Consider outdoor service delivery to comply with social distancing
Tourism e-School have written an action plan for tourism businesses with some practical things to help guide your focus right now, and then 4 more ideas to think about working on in the coming months. Click here to read: https://tourismeschool.com/blog/covid-19-immediate-response-tourism-businesses/
Tourism Tribe have developed a free guide for the tourism industry to assist in your business’ marketing activities moving forward. Download the guide here – Marketing strategies to implement to survive COVID-19. https://www.tourismtribe.com/checkout-6-strategies/
- NSW Small Business Commissioner COVID-19 (Coronavirus): information for small business owners: https://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/get-help/covid-19-coronavirus-information-small-business-owners
- Australian Taxation Office Support measures to assist those affected by COVID-19: https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Media-releases/Support-measures-to-assist-those-affected-by-COVID-19/
- Commonwealth economic stimulus for businesses – Fact Sheet: https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Assistance_for_businesses.pdf
- For information regarding Commonwealth Government grants that highlight opportunities for businesses affected by COVID-19 in relation to PAYG refund opportunities and other loans: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses
- Tourism Australia have a page dedicated to information for the tourism industry about relief assistance and support. Tourism Australia will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. Click here for more information and details. https://www.tourism.australia.com/en/events-and-tools/industry-resources/resources-for-industry/coronavirus-information-and-resources-for-industry.html
- The Australian Banking Association (ABA) have announced a Small Business Relief Package and will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for six months. Click here to read more information: https://www.ausbanking.org.au/banks-small-business-relief-package/