Important COVID-19 information for travellers and harvest workers

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Handwashing

Researchers think that if everyone washed their hands properly, about 1 million lives would be saved every year. More info at Qld Health’s handwashing guide

 

Translated resources

If you need some translated resources to help you understand your obligations, head to Queensland Health.

 

How to apply for visa extension

If you’re in Australia on a visa, you must apply for a new visa before your current visa expires. You may be​​​ eligible to be granted a bridging visa that will keep you lawful until a decision is made on your visa application. See what you need to do to stay longer.

Some services relating to the visa application process​ may be impacted by COVID-19.

 

Looking for work

If you’re looking for harvest work, it’s really important that you don’t just show up to a farm. A better way is to register your availability at Harvest Trail – https://jobsearch.gov.au/harvest

You can also phone the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332.

If you need to cross into Queensland, unless you have a specific job to go to, your movement may be restricted under new border restrictions.

 

Accommodation and self-isolation

All people who arrive in Australia, or think they may have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with coronavirus, are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

During the 14 days of isolation, you must stay in your accommodation and don’t go to public places or see visitors and avoid contact with others as much as possible.

When in isolation, monitor yourself for symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath. If you must seek medical care, wear a surgical mask or take care to not cough or sneeze on others.

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping your distance from others when you are sick is the best defence against most viruses.

Being in isolation can be stressful and boring. There is more information at Queensland Health.

 

Food safety and hygiene

Transmission through food is unlikely and so far there is no evidence that people have become infected by swallowing the virus in or on food or drink.

All raw meat can contain other microorganisms that cause food poisoning. It is important that we continue good food hygiene practices such as taking care to prevent cross contamination and cooking meats, especially mince and chicken, thoroughly. Visit Food Standards Australia.

 

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Kristy Board

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Vision Statement
A region rich in collaborative and sophisticated businesses, fostering innovation for a prosperous South Burnett.
People in Business, People Working together, People making it better.

Mission Statement
Business South Burnett is the Business Growth component of the Economic Development branch of Council.
Our Mission is to foster collaboration within the South Burnett Business community, stimulate the further development and capacity of South
Burnett Businesses and engage and collaborate with South Burnett Business Development Groups.

Objectives
• Expose business to opportunities for learning
• Create programs supporting business development
• Deliver new information relevant to business
• Collaboration with Regional and Town based Business Development Groups
• Sharing of positive South Burnett businesses stories to increase business confidence and promote the region
• Celebrate high achieving businesses
• Provide pathways for market readiness
• Support South Burnett Directions defined projects and advocacy initiatives

Business South Burnett

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