Unfortunately COVID-19 continues to disrupt our way of life, with lockdowns, border closures and other protective measures having a devastating impact on many businesses.
Construction has this time been impacted in a way that we have not seen before and we know many of our customers currently face tough decisions on how to keep your businesses and staff going.
Our focus remains on how we can best support you our customer during these uncertain times.
We are committed to helping as many businesses as possible continue to trade, during and after restrictions ease.
This might be by having our sales and technical team assist you to get ready for the reopening of your construction projects, working with you to arrange delivery of products to site or by using our click and collect option.
To help make this time easier for you and your teams we have compiled some useful links to important information including Government resources available.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESOURCES
Heads Up (mental health and wellbeing)
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (business and personal health and wellbeing)
Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (business)
Beyond Blue (mental health and wellbeing)
Lifeline (mental health and wellbeing)
The Federal, NSW and Victorian Governments have announced the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be further expanded and increased to support individuals and businesses impacted by the current NSW and VIC COVID-19 lockdown.
For more information visit COVID-19 Disaster Payment (Individuals) and the NSW Government website (Businesses).
Government Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
The Government announced a Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for those who need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone. Payments are available for people who can’t earn an income because they have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by authorised personnel. Details depend on the jurisdiction and lockdown orders in place. This payment is available from 1 July 2021.
Additional details of other economic measures can be found in the links provided below.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
The following resources and organisations offer business and employment advice and health and wellbeing services.
FAIRWORK AUSTRALIA (employment)
ATO (taxation and access to rebates)
We appreciate that every business is impacted by COVID-19 in a unique way - please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on 1300 557 973 or email email@example.com to discuss how we can help.
If you, or anyone you know, needs any additional help, we encourage you to contact Heads Up www.headsup.org.au, Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au or Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au.
I hope you stay safe and well.