How to access financial help for your business PLUS the most useful COVID-19 health apps and websites.

It’s affecting every person and every business. No-one will be able to escape from the Coronavirus Crisis completely unscathed. We are being deluged with information about Coronavirus, and, let’s face it, we are just about sick of it.
So GrowEQ has gone through all the piles of information for you, and developed this comprehensive list of “what you really need to know.” We are focusing on how you and your business can stay financially sound through this time, as well as providing you with the links to the most trustworthy advice.
So here are links to the most useful and reputable information I have found for businesses:

Financial Assistance Websites

The Treasury Jobkeeper SiteExplanatory page on the important aspects of the Jobkeeper scheme.
ATO Jobkeeper SiteSite where you can register your interest in the Jobkeeper scheme.
Australian Government - The TreasuryA summary of, and factsheets on, Australian Government financial support for businesses.
Australian Government BusinessInformation on Australian Government financial assistance, eligibility and timing for sole traders, employers, and companies.
SmartCompany Coronavirus StimulusSummary of the financial support available to small business, state-by-state.
ACT Government – Access CanberraACT Government financial assistance for businesses.
Service NSWNSW Government financial assistance for businesses.
Business QueenslandQueensland Government financial assistance for businesses.
Northern Territory Government – Support for BusinessNorthern Territory Government financial assistance for businesses.
Business South AustraliaSouth Australian Government financial assistance for businesses.
Business TasmaniaTasmanian Government financial assistance for businesses.
Business VictoriaVictorian Government financial assistance for businesses.
Western Australia Government COVID-19 Coronavirus Business and Industry AdviceWestern Australia Government financial assistance for businesses.

 

COVID-19 Apps

Coronavirus Australia App - in Apple App StoreAustralian Department of Health app to help you:
• Stay up to date with the official information and advice.
• Get a quick snapshot of the current official status within Australia.
• Check your symptoms if you are concerned about yourself or someone else.
• Find relevant contact information.
• Access updated information from the Australian Government.
• Receive push notifications of urgent information and updates.
Coronavirus Australia App - in Google PlayAs above.
WhatsAppGet the latest official information and advice through WhatsApp.

 

Helpline

National Coronavirus Helpline
Call 1800 020 080
Call the National Coronavirus Helpline if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms and want medical advice.

 

Health Websites

Australian Government Coronavirus WebsiteDedicated Australian Government website containing the latest information and advice on COVID-19 such as the restrictions in place, protecting yourself and others, online symptom checker, the safety-net package, and scams.
Australian Government Department of Health FAQsInformation sheet that answers common questions about COVID-19 such as what it is, how it spreads, if you should get tested, who is most at risk, and if you should attend public gatherings.
NSW Government Health FAQsAnswers to frequently asked questions such as how long does COVID-19 last on surfaces, and do face masks protect against COVID-19?
Victorian State Government Health & Human ServicesInformation and advice about coronavirus - symptoms, travel and what to do to reduce the risk of infection.
Australian Government Department of Health Head to HealthPractical psychological skills to help you and your loved ones cope with anxiety and worry about COVID-19.
Back Dog Institute10 tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19.
SmarttravellerAdvice on overseas travel and getting home.