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The SAS Group will provide updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, including updates on Government and Department of Health announcements, travel and flight bans, and general media.

The Queensland Government announced that hospitality and beauty services are able to open this weekend, and the Victorian Government this week announced funding for the Dairy Farm Induction Program.

CCIQ sent an email to subscribers on QLD compliance measures for businesses before reopening, and included links to checklists and training webinars.

15 May 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: COVID-19 update: QLD compliance measures before reopening

Hospitality businesses and beauty services are being permitted to open up again in some form this weekend. But, with conditions...

If you run a business in these industries you must complete and display a COVID Safe checklist before you start trading again. Compliance officers will be out checking.

Checklist for Restaurants and Cafes etc
Checklist for Beauty Therapists and Nail Salons

Compulsory COVID Training
But wait, there’s more. Every business requiring a checklist will need all staff to complete an online training course through TAFE Queensland within two weeks of reopening. Click here to register.

There's more information on the Government’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions website.

Not in these industries?
You should still be preparing for your re-opening or return to work, and that means drawing up specific plans to prevent and respond to coronavirus spread. Go to our website for free guides and templates which will help you get your people back safely. If you’re a member, you can also login to our members' area from the homepage anytime and watch these 16 webinars we’ve held recently specifically on managing your business during coronavirus.

14 May 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: Upskilling workers to boost Victoria’s dairy workforce
Victorian Government 

Job seekers matched with Victorian dairy farmers looking for help will be brought up to speed with specific training as part of a new program run by Dairy Australia and backed by the Victorian Government.

Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $715,000 for the Dairy Farm Induction Program, which will help job seekers rapidly upskill and provide employers with training to induct new workers into their farm business.

More information here.

13 May 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: QLD COVID-19 – Wed May 13: Hospitality flows and beauty glows
Queensland Government

Licensed hospitality is ready to flow, and professional beauty services are ready to glow this weekend, with the number of active COVID-19 cases in Queensland still below 20.

There are now 18 active cases, 1028 recovered and six deaths for a total of 1052.

More information here.


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