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Now available - CCIQ and ACCI's COVID-19 vaccination employer guide

Need more detail on how the COVID-19 vaccination impacts your business?

See CCIQ's and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace employer guide (August 2021).

The Queensland Government has announced new public health and social measures linked to vaccination

These new social measures will come into place on 17 December 2021 or when Queensland reaches 80% double vaccinated status.

Return to Stage 2 Restrictions for Southern Gold Coast

The Queensland Government has advised that there will be a return to Stage 2 restrictions for 5 LGAs in Queensland for two weeks from 4pm today (Thursday).

Small Business Connect - August 2021 edition

Update includes information on current restrictions, regional round of business basics grants, support grants, and events.

Business Support Hub for border businesses

Small Businesses in Coolangatta now have access to face-to-face support and information, after the Palaszczuk Government launched a pop-up hub to help those operating along the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

Border restrictions are here to stay - Will you survive until November?

If your businesses is one of the many that is feeling the impact of no staff, no customers or not being able to trade, then now is the time to start to plan how to mitigate the impacts. The Southern GC Chamber has been lobbying for the QLD Government to recognise the very localised impacts being felt by almost every small business in the border area one way or another, and to get some very targeted support for those businesses.

QLD Covid support grants have now opened for applications!

Further to the announcements last week, the Qld Covid Support Grants have now opened for applications. The good news is that these grants are now open to more businesses and also they are for larger amounts. This is as a result of the changes following the Federal Government's further support announced last Friday.

CCIQ Pulse Survey: The latest results are in!

Deteriorating business confidence on the Gold Coast is the lowest in the state, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s June quarter Pulse Survey shows.

COVID-19 business update from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Qld (CCIQ)

Support for COVID-impacted business announced: Rebates, refunds, tax relief and more!

COVID-19 Lockdown Business Support Grants

The Queensland Government has announced that $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown (commenced Saturday 31 July 2021) and lockdowns in other states.

Check In Qld app mandatory from 9 July for a range of businesses and venues

Under the current Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), it will become mandatory for a range of businesses, venues and other organisations to collect customer information through the Check In Qld app from this Friday 9 July.

COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package sent to every Queensland MP

Yesterday every Queensland MP was notified of the need for a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package to support businesses in lockdown.

Support for business and workers during the COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training wants to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 restrictions easing

Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions outlines a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

Updated roadmap for easing Queensland's restrictions

The roadmap to easing Queensland's restrictions has now been updated to reflect Stage Two commencing from Monday, 1 June 2020.

Support for business and workers: latest updates for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training wants to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support for business and workers: latest updates for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is keeping us informed of the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JobKeeper Exemption from Payroll Tax a WIN for Queensland Business

Businesses across Queensland are relieved to hear the announcement that JobKeeper payments will be exempt from Payroll Tax

Changes to JobKeeper program

Find out about the latest changes to the Federal Governments JobKeeper program including a change to the minimum age for certain eligable employees.

Support for business and workers during the COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is sending this message to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Australian and Queensland Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TAFE Queensland launches new initiatives for Skills and Workforce Development

TAFE Queensland has new initiatives with regard to Skills and Workforce Development that are either free or low cost training, career profiling or consultancy services that TAFE Queensland or the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training will be offering to enable people to continue to develop their skills and make the most of learning opportunities (and the time they may now have to learn).

Banking Assistance Available

With the introduction of the proposed the wage subsidy solution from the Commonwealth Government, many operators are not in a position to come up with the cash to pay wages until May when the federal funding arrives.

COVID-19 JobKeeper Update

The Federal Government announced $130 billion in coronavirus wage subsidies for businesses to pay workers.

Support for business during COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is sending this message to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Australian and Queensland Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passes required for workers travelling over the NSW/QLD Border

With the restrictions put in place by the State Government to restrict movement over the border, workers will need a pass to gain access.

Rates frozen, fees waived in City of Gold Coast stimulus package

Gold Coast council has unveiled a range of measures including the waiving of a long list of fees and charges as part of their COVID-19 stimulus package.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Your Chamber of Commerce is providing you with details of how you can seek assistance during these unprecedented times.

Queensland Government Industry Recovery Package announced

The Queensland Government has announced a $27.25 million package to provide immediate assistance to industry to help Queensland deal with the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Tourism & Events Queensland launches 'Holiday Here This Year' campaign

In response to the effects of the Australian bushfires and the coronavirus on Queensland's tourism industry, TEQ has launched a $2 million campaign showcasing to Australians why Queensland is 'a beautiful place to holiday here this year', leveraging Tourism Australia's campaign launched in late January.

Destination Gold Coast update on Novel Coronavirus

Over the past week, Destination Gold Coast has been strongly advocating for emergency funds at Local, State and Federal Government level to support Gold Coast’s tourism sector.

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