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📢 Attention South Burnett Tourism Businesses
You can find information related to COVID Safe events and COVID safe planning for tourism and events businesses on the Department of State Development Tourism and Innovation’s Website – https://www.ditid.qld.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe-business
The Queensland Government’s hotline (134 COVID) and the Tourism Response Team (tourismresponse@ditid.qld.gov.au) continue to be available if businesses have specific questions related to the public health directions or COVID safe planning.

 

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Piano Studio Re-Opening!

After a successful 12 weeks of online lessons in response to Covid-19, Brillante Piano is excited to announce that the Studio is reopening for in-person lessons from Term 3.

Mrs Anderson is so excited to see all her students smiling faces in person and we’re kicking things off with a Studio Practise Challenge to get everyone pumped.

We’re back and better that ever: our students have access to libraries of studio licenced music so we can always find something you’ll love to play, engaging games and activities, and lots of interactive music learning apps. We’re a modern, creative Piano Studio were students play with brilliance.

Want to secure your place in term 3? Follow the link to complete our easy online enrolment form.  

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program – Round 2

The Queensland Government is extending the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program. As part of Stage 2 of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy – Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, up to $100 million is being made available to deliver a second round of grants, with half of this funding specifically earmarked for regional small businesses located outside of South East Queensland.

Round 2 will open on 1 July 2020.

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Keeping your workplace safe, clean and healthy during COVID-19

Put in place a plan to respond to COVID-19 and to any directives issued by Queensland Health. This should include infection prevention and control policies and procedures, safe systems of work, how workers and their HSRs will be consulted and how you will monitor and update your plan as public health information changes. Consult with workers on the plan and display it clearly in the workplace. Consultation with workers, andwhere applicable their representative, is required at each step of the risk management process.

Implement measures to keep workers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Work from home where possible.
  • Implement and promote high order controls to complement hygiene practices (e.g. social distancing such as work from home where possible, create separate walkways through worksites, limit numbers of people in lunch or crib rooms or install barriers and screens).
  • Implement good hygiene practices including hand hygiene and workplace cleaning. Employers must provide sufficient cleaning and disinfection supplies and equipment, or engage a suitable cleaning service.
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary and in accordance with the relevant state and national guidelines.
  • Consider industry specific advice for higher risk workplaces or industries where the health of workers or people at the workplace are at higher risk (e.g. residential aged care, healthcare and correctional facilities).
  • Manage psycho-social risks for workers.
  • Communicate, train and supervise workers on workplace measures to address COVID-19.

Report and notify cases of COVID-19.If there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 infection at your workplace, Queensland Health will be notified by the medical professional who confirms the diagnosis and the relevant testing laboratory.

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Stage 1 of Queensland’s Road Map for easing of restrictions

For businesses reopening or expanding services in Stage 1 (commencing midnight 15 May 2020), it is important to ensure your actions follow Queensland Health advice. Key documents for review include:

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COVID-19 Industry Support Resources Update

The Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development has collated advice from Australian and Queensland Government, updated on 14 April 2020. The COVID-19 Industry Support Resources Update can be viewed online in a simple to navigate newsletter format with multiple links.

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SBRC event support

South Burnett Regional Council has offered a full refund, for any event/booking that has been cancelled, in Council controlled halls.  Any event that has been postponed, will only be charged at the current rate, with no adjustments of charges in the coming financial year.  For details, please contact Council by phone on (07) 4189 9100.

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Managing & Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis

How can you keep your business open, staff employed, bills paid and customers spending? There’s a lot to consider. In this webinar we looked at where to find reliable information, how it affects the operation of your business, dealing with staff, suppliers, kitchen systems, customer service, landlords and creditors. Plus improving communication with customers and important sanitation and hygiene issues.

WATCH THE ZOOM RECORDING HERE

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Landlords & Leases: Understand Your Options

Are you finding it difficult to pay the rent? You’re not alone. – it’s an issue facing many hospitality operators. To help you handle negotiations with your landlord, we’ve brought together two experts, who are very used to dealing with these issues: Richard Edwards, Head of Commercial (and former hospitality lawyer) at Pragma Legal, and Paul Leach, business broker from GSE Business Consultants and director of the popular Growth, Strategy & Exit Planning Facebook Group.

We discussed what you can negotiate and how to mange the process, new legal regulations, what you need to support your case, and understanding the players involved: tenant, landlord, lawyers, centre management and brokers. Our experts also answered dozens of questions.

WATCH THE ZOOM RECORDING HERE

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
COVID-19 Series: State and Federal Government resources available for business

CCIQ webinar: ‘COVID-19 series: State and Federal Government resources available for business’ – recorded on Tuesday 24 March 2020, with Jack Baxter from CCIQ and guest Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman.