COVID-19 UPDATE

We’ve answered hundreds of your calls about WA’s Perth, Peel and South-West regions’ snap lockdown during our extended operating hours today. 

Working closely with the WA Government and Police, we’ve been clarifying some aspects of the current lockdown.

At covid19.cciwa.com you can now find:

·         answers to your most frequently asked questions

·         a full copy of the lockdown ‘Stay at home’ direction

·         a full copy of the lockdown ‘Face coverings’ direction

·         updated COVID-19 related content, including a breakdown of businesses that can, and can’t open

We’ll continue to work closely with the WA Government to clarify some of the lockdown’s trickier requirements and to voice your experiences and concerns. We’ll be updating the site with more as it comes in.

The CCIWA team has mobilised and is ready to support your business through this difficult period. Please get in touch with us if there is anything that we can do to help your business.

Stay safe. And thank you for your Membership.

Chris Rodwell
CEO 

UPDATE COVID LOCKDOWN 2021 from WA Government website

This lockdown will run from 31st January until 6pm on Friday 5 February 2021.

A five-day lockdown.

It’s crucial we act quickly, to keep the community safe.

We cannot forget how quickly this virus can spread, nor the devastation it can cause.

Following the discussions with the Chief Health Officer and Police Commissioner, the following measures will be put in place from 6pm for people in Perth, Peel and the South West:

People in these regions are required to stay home, except for the following four reasons:
– Shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies.
– Medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable.
– Exercise, within their neighbourhood, but only with one other person and only for one hour per day.
– Work, where you cannot work from home or remotely.

In addition to this Stay Home rule.

If you do leave home, for one of the four reasons you will be required to wear a mask at all times outside and if you need to work indoors, then wearing a mask in the workplace is also mandatory.

To be clear, mask wearing on public transport is also mandatory.

People in the Perth, Peel or South West region need to stay inside their region for the next five days, unless for an essential reason.

We are strongly encouraging that everyone in this area, who is from another WA region, stay here and do not travel further outside of this area until the lockdown is over.

If you do need to travel outside the region you are in now, that can only occur if you need to return to your place of residence or exceptional circumstances.

The transport of essential goods into this region, is permitted, under our existing transport guidelines.

This lockdown means the following businesses, venues and locations in the relevant regions need to close for the next five days:
– Pubs, bars and clubs
– Gyms and indoor sporting venues
– Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
– Cinemas, entertainment venues, and casinos
– Beauty therapy services, parlour or salon including hairdressers, barbershop, nail salon, tattoo parlour, spa or massage parlour
– Large religious gatherings and places of worship
– Libraries and cultural institutions

Restaurants and cafes will close, and provide takeaway service only.
10 people can attend funerals, weddings are cancelled for the next five days.

No visitors are permitted to your home, unless caring for someone vulnerable or an emergency.

No visitors will be allowed in aged care homes, unless exceptional circumstances.

No visitors to hospitals and/or disability facilities, unless exceptional circumstances.

Elective surgery and procedures for categories 2 and 3 will be suspended from Tuesday, 2 February. Category 1 and urgent category 2 surgery will continue.

For a majority of schools in these regions, school was due to start tomorrow.

That has now been put on hold and schools will be closed until next week – following the lockdown measures.

It is, in effect, an extension of the school holidays.

All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.

This is an extremely fast-moving situation.

I know for many Western Australians this is going to come as a shock.

Western Australians have done so well for so long but this week it is absolutely crucial that we stay home, maintain physical distancing and personal hygiene and get tested if you have symptoms.

This is a very serious situation and each and every one of us has to do everything we personally can to help stop the spread in the community.
We have acted decisively and swiftly given these circumstances.

LAST UPDATED: MAY 1ST

 

COVID19 BUSINESS RECOVERY SUPPORT
There are a number of support , services, fact sheets and funding avenues available to you and we hope this helps to guide you in your quest for information as you continue to manage your way through COVID19.

BCCI

Business Health Check

Our Local Business Community is working hard to keep themselves viable. Businesses struggled to find a single voice of trust and authority for advice and information during the outbreak of COVID-19.

Businesses turned to the Chamber.

We want to help your business succeed. We can arm you with the tools, the training, and the motivation to create the business you want in the future. We want to help your business succeed. We can arm you with the tools, the training, and the motivation to create the business you want in the future.

CCIWA

Supply Chains


ICN has established this portal as a forum for managing supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, including identifying gaps in the supply chain and how we can facilitate local businesses that can help fill these gaps.

City Of Busselton

Business Support Packages

Small business support grants up to a value of $5000 per applicant as a one-off grant. The total pool of grant funds available is $75,000.

Economic and / or community development support grants available to businesses, industry associations, not-for–profit and community support organisations to help them adapt where possible to a different operating environment. The grants are for projects up to a value of $25,000 per applicant. The total pool of grant funds available is $85,000.

More information on the City’s Business Support Package and along with other useful resources and links relevant to local business and community organisations is available on the City’s website.

Small Business Development Corporation

If you are finding it hard to know how you can proactively manage your business during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are some tips put together in this checklist to help guide you.

Government of WA Department of Health

The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19. Stay up to date on the measures being taken to protect the community and minimise potential impacts.

Australian Government Department of Health

A collection of resources for the general public and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Government of Western Australia

Department of the Premier and Cabinet COVID-19 coronavirus: Business and industry advice.