Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates for Hawkesbury Residents

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Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

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  • Business Update: JobKeeper subsidy to help eligible employers and employees stay connected

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    07 Apr 2020

    Sole traders may be eligible for the JobKeeper payment if their turnover has reduced relative to a comparable period one year ago. For more information, visit here

    For more information about employer and employee eligibility guidelines, visit here

    Friends, family and business owners seeking information on small business support, visit here the Service NSW information hub for small business impacted by COVID19.

    Opportunity for NSW businesses to help fill the medical supply chain

    The NSW Government is seeking expressions of interest from NSW businesses that can help supply or make components of urgently needed medical equipment and sanitation aids including:

    • hand sanitiser
    • examination gloves
    • disinfectant and cleaning products
    • handwash and soap
    • masks
    • eyewear
    • gowns and protective overalls
    • paper products, including toilet and tissue paper.

    Businesses:

    • may register their interest online here
    • do not currently have to manufacture the listed products, but should be capable of changing their production lines to supply these products
    • who need to change their existing operations to take up this opportunity should email the Global NSW Concierge team for assistance contactus@global.nsw.gov.au

    Visit NSW Government for more information.

    Considerations for vulnerable workers

    National Cabinet has endorsed the advice that workers classified as vulnerable to serious illness if they become unwell, must undergo a risk assessment and be redeployed to non-customer-based roles where possible. Where risk cannot be appropriately mitigated, arrangements should be considered to accommodate a workplace absence.

    • People classified as vulnerable are:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions;
    • 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions;
    • 70 years and older; and
    • those with compromised immune systems

    Visit Australian Government Department of Health for more information.