Last updated 17 August 2020
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This page covers the following topics, click on the heading below to be directed to that specific section on the page:
Create NSW Initiatives and Funding
Creating a Covid-19 Safety Plan
Emergency Supplies Registration Scheme
Gaming Machine Tax
Health Advice & Mental Wellbeing
Liquor and Gaming NSW
Lotteries & Keno
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
NSW DPI Webportal
New Tools Helping Farmers Secure JobKeeper Payments
Parking Space Levy
Payroll Tax Changes
Personal Protective Equipment Needs
Personalised Business Support
Renting Government Owned Properties
SafeWork NSW Mental Health at Work
Small Business Recovery Guide
Small Business Recovery Grant
The NSW Government has announced a variety of initiatives to support businesses as a result of COVID-19, these include:
To support independent artists, small to medium arts, and screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a number of measures. This includes accommodation assistance, new support for creatives to engage with online platforms and a suite of initiatives.
Click here for more information.
To keep workers, visitors and customers safe, your business needs to follow health and hygiene rules to keep COVID-19 out of your workplace.
One of the requirements is to create a COVID-19 Safety Plan. If your business is eligible to reopen, or increase operations, find out what you need to do and what to include in your COVID-19 Safety Plan. Plan requirements vary for different industries.
Click here to find the guidelines for your industry.
The NSW Government established a new e-learning platform which will incorporate new courses, training offers and resources. The training courses are available to upskill your team with flexible online learning modules, click here to browse the available resources.
The NSW Government is seeking expressions of interest from NSW businesses who can supply or make components of urgently needed medical equipment and sanitation aids, including:
The supply constraints affecting personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant are expected to continue for at least 12 months.
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Businesses like restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, bottle shops (with three or less outlets) and most other licensed venues will benefit from the following being waived:
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Primary Industries Liaison Team is continuing to support and inform primary producers and industry affected by the impacts and challenges of COVID-19.
Contact the Primary Industries Liaison Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about individual business or industry circumstances. Some key topics the Liaison team is currently working on include:
Visit the COVID-19 webportal on the NSW DPI website for the latest updates and information for producers and industry.
The webportal is structured around cross-industry challenges, and shares the pathways and information provided by DPI to overcome these. Since launch, the COVID-19 webportal has had in excess of 142,000 views.
Visit the webportal for regularly updated information, including:
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Get guidance for your business with the Business Concierge service. The Business Concierge can help you if your business has been impacted by the NSW bushfires and/or COVID-19. The concierge can:
Deferral of rents for 6 months for commercial tenants with less than 20 employees in all Government-owned properties.
For information about the things employers can do to minimise workplace mental health strain for employees during COVID-19, including how to support employees who are working remotely, visit COVID-19 pandemic and Mental health at work.
If your small business or not-for-profit organisation has experienced a decline in turnover as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business recovery grant of between $500 and $3000.
This grant helps small businesses meet the costs of safely reopening or up-scaling operations. Click here to learn more.
NSW Government has put together a Get Back to Business guide for businesses recovering from disaster. Take a look at the guide for an insight into the process of recovery and steps your small business should take. Click here to download the free guide.