When NSW reaches the 70% double vaccination target businesses can look forward to reopening their doors to fully vaccinated people.
The newly released roadmap to reopening NSW gives a clearer idea of what life will look like after lockdown and offers relief to help businesses recover.
Now’s the time to think about how your business will re-connect with customers and operate in a COVID Safe way.
In the meantime, here’s the current restrictions for your area:
See the roadmap to reopening NSW.
Financial support for businesses
In response to the challenges many businesses are currently experiencing, there is a range of COVID-19 financial assistance packages available. All NSW businesses may be eligible for the:
See the full range of financial assistance available.
Is your business still eligible for financial assistance?
The COVID-19 Micro-business grant and JobSaver payment have been extended.
With some industries and regions beginning to emerge from restrictions, we’re asking businesses to reconfirm eligibility every fortnight.
Businesses currently receiving the Micro-business payment will receive an email next week asking them to confirm they’re still eligible for financial support.
You will not need to provide any additional evidence or attach any documentation when reconfirming your eligibility. However, please maintain adequate records to show evidence of your eligibility if required.
Please be assured that September payments will continue even if you don’t confirm eligibility, however payments scheduled for October may be affected.
JobSaver recipients can reconfirm eligibility now. Micro-business grant reconfirmation opens on Monday 20 September.
Check if the COVID-19 Safety plan for your industry has been updated
If your business is included in these industries, you’ll need to update your COVID-19 Safety Plan. You’ll need to keep a copy of it at your place of business and show it if asked to by an authorised person.
$320 payment available for staff who need to self-isolate
If your employees need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for their test result, or are caring for someone waiting for their test result, they may be eligible for a $320 support payment.
To receive the payment, employees must be unable to work from home, and not receiving income, financial support or paid leave.
What to do if a COVID-19 case is linked to your business
Having a COVID-19 case associated with your business can be stressful. There is help available to get your business back up and operating in a COVID safe way.
Visit nsw.gov.au for advice about providing authorities with information, informing customers, cleaning protocols and having employees return to work.