The NSW government announced last Friday it has extended COVID-19 pandemic relief available to commercial and retail tenants until 31 December 2020.
The JobKeeper Payment has been extended and is available for eligible Newsagent businesses from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The key changes include:
The NSW government amended legislation last Friday, 18 September 2020, which will allow for the extension of various COVID-19 emergency and relief measures. Whilst the legislative changes have pretty much flown under the radar, NANA expects that the NSW government will shortly announce that measures introduced in relation to retail and commercial leases will be […]
The NSW government announced on 20 September that under the arrangement, any NSW worker who has no leave entitlements will be eligible for a one-off $1500 payment for each 14 day period that they are directed by NSW Health to self-isolate or quarantine, or during which they are caring for someone with COVID-19. This includes […]
NANA received notification form the Fair Work Commission on 16 September 2020 that the Commission, of its own motion, intends to extend the operation of Schedule X – COVID 19 pandemic provisions in the General Retail Industry Award 2010. The application of Schedule X is due to expire on 30 September 2020. The Commission intends […]
Contact tracing is an effective way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. That’s why it’s mandatory in some businesses to check-in customers when they visit. Whilst there is no requirement for customer check-ins
The ACT government has updated the range of support items still available for local businesses affected by COVID-19, to ease financial pressure. Over the last six months, the Economic Survival and Recovery Package has helped businesses and industry as many reopened their doors and adjusted to physical distancing requirements.
To help businesses stay open while the NSW/Victoria border remains closed, businesses in 13 Local Government Areas along the NSW and Victorian border are able to apply for $5,000 and $10,000 grants. The grants can only be used for eligible expenses incurred following the introduction of the NSW/Victoria border permit scheme on 8 July 2020.
Changes from 14 August 2020 mean:
Some small businesses could be eligible for a further six months of rent relief, after a NSW court ruling tested recovery provisions for commercial tenants under the national cabinet’s mandatory code of conduct.