16 April 2020

Mayoral Column

Council has set up the Hawkesbury Business Hub to offer our business community centralised business information, particularly as it relates to the impact of COVID-19 and bushfires on businesses. I encourage you to visit the Hawkesbury Business Hub.

Sole traders will be keen to know that they may be eligible for the JobKeeper payment if their turnover has reduced relative to a comparable period one year ago. For more information, visit here.

For more information about employer and employee eligibility guidelines, visit here.

Friends, family and business owners seeking information on small business support, please visit the Service NSW information hub for small business impacted by COVID-19.

National Cabinet has also endorsed the advice that workers classified as vulnerable to serious illness if they become unwell, must undergo a risk assessment and be redeployed to non-customer-based roles where possible. Where risk cannot be appropriately mitigated, arrangements should be considered to accommodate a workplace absence. People classified as vulnerable are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions; 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions; 70 years and older; and those with compromised immune systems. Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.

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