Covid-19 Information

Covid19
Covid-19 Clinics

Click here to find out where the clinics in NSW are located. 

Travel Alerts 

View current travel alerts here. 

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, long term success cannot be taken for granted. All sections of our society – including businesses and employers – must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease.

Click here to access WHO's guidance on how to get your business Covid-19 ready.

Click here to access SafeWork NSW's extensive advice to employers and businesses regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Rental support for businesses

Click here to download a request for rental abatement template 

Department of Health Resources

The Department of Health has a range of resources for the general public and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Click here to view the resources. 

Information for migrants

Click here to access information regarding the impact of Covid-19 on migration status.

Coronavirus Information & Support for Business

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

 Click here.

  

Accessing your superannuation early

The federal government has announced that people facing financial stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be granted early access to their super on a temporary basis. Eligible individuals will be able to apply online through the myGov website from mid-April to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21.

Find out if you are eligible to access it here. 

Federal Government Stimulus Package (Stage 1)

Key components of the stimulus package for households and businesses are:

   Tax concessions

• Increasing the instant asset write-off for investments up to $150,000 (a 5-fold increase) for businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million (a ten-fold increase) until 30 June 2020.

• Enabling businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million to deduct an additional 50% of the asset cost in the year of purchase for eligible assets, with existing depreciation rules applying to the balance of the asset’s cost. This measure will be in place through to 30 June 2021.

Regional assistance

•  $1 billion to support regions worst affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, including those reliant on agriculture, tourism and education. Further detail on how these funds will be used is being developed.

Small business support

• Grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to SMEs with turnover up to $50 million, to maintain operations and to continue to employ staff.

Supporting apprentices and trainees

• Wage subsidies of up to 50% of an apprentice’s and trainee’s wage for up to 9 months from 1 January to 30 September 2020. Where an employer is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to the new employer of the apprentice.

Household support

• One-off direct payment of $750 to social security (i.e. pensioners and NewStart recipients), veterans and other income support recipients (including those on Farm Household Allowance).

 Federal Government Stimulus Package (Stage 2)

Key components of the stimulus package for households and businesses are:

• Easier access to some social security payments and a supplementary payment of either $550 or $750 (depending on your welfare payment) on top of existing payments for 6 months. This includes farmers in receipt of the Farm Household Allowance.

• Access of up to $10,000 of an individual’s superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21, tax free, for those in financial stress as a result of the Coronavirus.

• Temporary reductions in superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account -based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for 2019-20 and 2020-21 for retirees. And further reductions to deeming rates by 0.25 percentage points from those announced in the Stage One package.

• Payments of between $20,000 and up to $100,000 to eligible SMEs and not-for profits (ie. those with an aggregated annual turnover under $50 million and that employ workers). The payments will go to employers as a payment equal to 100 per cent of their salary and wages withheld (up from 50 per cent announced in the Stage One package), with the maximum payment being increased from $25,000 to $50,000 and the minimum payment increased from $2,000 to $10,000. The payments are tax free and will flow automatically through the ATO.

• The Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme where the Government will guarantee 50 per cent of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs up to $20billion.

• Temporarily increased thresholds at which creditors can issue a statutory demand on a company and the time companies have to respond to statutory demands; temporary relief for directors from any personal liability for trading while insolvent; and, amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 to provide temporary and targeted relief for companies to deal with unforeseen events that arise as a result of the Coronavirus.

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