The SHCCI is in constant contact with a number of organisations, government departments and companies about many issues including the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the message below is from the Business Council of Australia.
"We are in conversation with the government and our member companies about the impact of, and business response to, COVID-19 (the Coronavirus).
This is a challenging time, particularly for those who own or operate a business. For those in fire affected communities the effects are compounded by the existing rebuilding challenge.
The Business Council and its members are looking at ways to help prevention measures and support those who are impacted.
The Prime Minister has today encouraged businesses – just as we did during the bushfire crisis and recovery – to pay small business suppliers immediately and waive or delay debts for impacted small business customers.
The Australian Supplier Payment Code ensures small business suppliers are paid within 30 days and on time. We encourage business owners to pledge their support to this initiative and take the pressure off their supply chains.
Many Business Council member companies have already signed up to the code.
Wherever possible, we are also encouraging our member companies to pay their staff who are impacted by the virus and unable to work – whether they are sick, quarantined at home, or caring for family members.
We will continue to actively work with the government on policies to stabilise the economy, encourage investment, and support cash flow. We expect the government to release its package of measures later this week.
Our BizRebuild work also continues, getting help to where it is needed for those communities who are recovering from the fires.
Please find some useful links released today from Business Australia and Business NSW relating to COVID-19."
The following link is provided by Business NSW
1. Information for employers: