The COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant threat not only to human health but also to business. The economic challenge is enormous.
More than ever, it is vital that we shop and support local wherever possible.
For many businesses, likely decisions by the Federal and State Governments in response to the public health risk may have unexpected impacts.
State and Federal Government assistance is available for Latrobe City businesses.
Important COVID-19 update for business
QR code requirements
All venues and businesses required to undertake electronic record keeping must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service.
It is now mandatory for every Victorian business that is open to have a COVIDSafe Plan.
The COVIDSafe Plan has been developed to support businesses to safely reopen, maintain a COVIDSafe workplace, and prepare for a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.
Information and resources to help businesses prepare a COVIDSafe Plan are available at vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
Free Online Infection Control Training
Funded by the Victorian Government and delivered by TAFE Gippsland, these free short courses will support workers to respond to infection risks and help ensure workplaces are safe from the spread of COVID-19.
Infection Control Training Course Streams:
- Food Handling
- Transport and Logistics
More information about Infection Control Training can be found at TAFE Gippsland Infection Control Training
Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program
In partnership with the State Government, VCCI has announced a new program to support small business owners, including sole traders during this important time of need.
The program offers tailored guidance on:
- Business recovery – to strengthen business recovery (cost reduction, debt and cashflow management)
- Market transformation – to understand how COVID-19 has triggered or accelerated market changes
- Digital literacy and engagement – to help businesses reach new customers and markets
- Market and supply chain diversification – to reduce exposure to supply chain risks
- Reskilling and retraining – to help businesses upskill their existing workforce.
This is a free service to help you make informed decisions about how to navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
More information can be found at Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program
The Business Development team is here to assist with resources and information to help business recovery and opportunities for business growth.
Call the Latrobe City Council Business Development team on 1300 367 700 to find out what support is available.