COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources for Business

RDA Limestone Coast has collated the following links and resources to keep you up to date with latest COVID-19 related information for you and your business.

Current Activity Restrictions

For the latest information including travel, business and activity restrictions, visit the South Australian COVID-19 website here.

  • COVID Management Plans required for events of more than 1000 people
  • Masks for disability care facilities
  • Masks for prisons, correctional facilities, training centres, other places of custody
  • Masks for public and private hospitals
  • Masks for health care services and pathology collection centres including:
    • general practice
    • pharmacies
    • private and public medical specialist services and practices
    • private and public mental health services and practices including drug and alcohol services
    • private and public allied health services
    • services provided by social workers in a public or private health care centre
    • private complementary and alternative therapy services and practices including Chinese medicine practitioners
    • community health services including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
    • private and public dental services
    • private and public reproductive services and sexual health services including termination of pregnancy
    • private and public radiology services including screening services
    • private and public disability and rehabilitation services.
  • Masks for passenger transport services

COVID-SAfe Check in

You are no longer required to do the COVID-Safe Check-in at defined public activity but you are required to Check in at:

  • Public and Private hospitals,
  • Disability care facilities, and
  • Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Dancing

Dancing is permitted.

Singing

Singing is permitted.

 

 

South Australian Government Information

Financial Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on local businesses, the South Australian Government introduced support packages for businesses impacted by health restrictions.

For the full details on the support available from the State Government and information on how to apply click here.

 

Public Activities Restrictions

The South Australian Government, responsible for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic as a major emergency, issue Emergency Declarations that determine the restrictions that apply to the community. The State Coordinator enacts Directions under State emergency provisions, which apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

All Emergency Directions, guidelines and applications for individuals and business can be found on the South Australian Government Emergency Declaration and Directions page.

Business Restrictions and Closures

Up to date information on Business Restrictions and Closures, please visit the SA Government website here.  This webpage includes information on COVID Marshals, COVID SAfe Check-in, and Restricted Businesses.

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Activities and Gatherings

To keep up to date with the latest rules on Density Requirements, Gatherings (including funerals, functions and gathering at licensed and non-licensed venues), visit the relevant webpage here.

 

Local COVID-19 Testing

For COVID-19 clinic locations in the Limestone Coast, please go to the SA Health website and enter your postcode. For further information about getting tested please call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm 7 days per week or go to www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

 

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – South Australia

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the 14 days you need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone. You can find out more information about the payment here.

 

 

Support

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

The Australian Government’s ‘Head to Health’ website is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. For information, resources and links to support services please visit this link.

There are other valuable services available to help you as you navigate life in a COVID-19 impacted world.

 

Rural Business Support – Rural Financial Counselling

Rural Business Support (RBS) has a new financial counselling program that can support small business owners across the Limestone Coast find their way forward from COVID-19. A Small Business Financial Counsellor is now based in the region and will be providing free, independent and confidential financial counselling services to eligible clients. For more information, visit the website.

 

Federal Government Information

The latest Federal Government advice, news and COVID-19 updates can be found here. This website includes information on vaccination clinics and support packages as well as updates from National Cabinet.

 

business.gov.au

The Federal Government’s website business.gov.au is a key source of information on the financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the COVID-19 related financial support available for Australian businesses. The website also includes a range of tools, guides and information on matters like business planning, links to ATO and other useful resources for your business. They have also released a Continuing your business guide, designed to help business-owners understand what to do to keep their business operating.

 

Support and Information Available from ATO

Support is available on the ATO website for anyone experiencing difficulties with tax obligations due to COVID-19. For help tailored to your circumstances call the Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 or email COVID-19Taxissues@ato.gov.au. The ATO website also includes significant information on support for Individuals, Sole traders and Business owners and operators – start here. For sole traders, you will find some relevant information here.

If you prefer to use a language other than English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 for help with your call. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can phone the Indigenous Helpline on 13 10 30.