COVID-19 Business Information
Council sympathises with the community and the devastating effects COVID-19 is having on our local business community. We are here to provide support within our capacity in this unprecedented and challenging time. We will continue to up date this page to keep the information as current as we can.
Roadmap to Recovery
The South Australian Government on Monday 11 May released its South Australian Roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions. For more information about the easing of restrictions and the Roadmap to Recovery visit covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery.
Further easing of restrictions will occur on Monday 1 June 2020. Businesses reopening in Step 2, or that have reopened during Step 1 of the South Australian Roadmap to Recovery, must complete a COVID-SAfe Plan. For more information and Frequently Asked Questions about the next stage of easing of restrictions and to complete the COVID-SAfe Plan visit covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery.
RDAWEP COVID-19 Survey's
The Regional Development Australia - Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula has released a couple of surveys to collate data on the impact COVID-19 is having on local businesses and for all residents who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Impact of local businesses survey
Residents who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 survey
The key aim for this survey is to collate regional data on job losses in order to;
- Assist other industries (such as health) to identify potential workforce
- Inform government and stakeholders
- Identify potential training opportunities to increase participation and engagement as we move to recovery
- Identify demand and skills for potential job creation projects as we move to recovery
The RDAWEP have information to assist local business and organisations to navigate the range of stimulus and support packages at www.rdawep.org.au.
To assist businesses with complying with the Federal Governments direction on social distancing and 1 person per 4 square metre rule, Council has produced a Business Capacity Sign for business owners to place on their doors and throughout the store.
The table below can assist you in calculating the total number of people including staff and customers allowed on your premises.
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*Should the social distancing rules change you will need to adjust your calculations.
SA Health has a range of Food Business resources that contain frequently asked questions including clarification on the following topics and more:
- Self-serve areas
- Outdoor dining
- Food vans
- Considerations for going takeaway
- Food safety inspections
- Home delivery service
- Pre-prepared meals for home delivery or pick up
If you need further assistance or clarification on what you need to do as a business, please contact Council's Senior Environmental Health Officer by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 8621 2300
Government Financial assistance
Information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses is available at:
For up to date information on the Australian Government's Economic Response to Coronavirus and factsheets visit:
To register for JobKeeper updates, and to find what support is available for individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 visit the Australian Taxation Office website:
Updates and Advice
Join the fight
Mental Health Services
- Mentally Fit EP (Facebook Page)
- Red Cross Telecross REDi service
- SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753 - (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
- Department of Health - Head to Health
- www.business.gov.au - Coronavirus information and support for business
COVID-19 Support Grant
Updated page: 27 May 2020