Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Tropical North Queenslanders should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, traveling to and from work (where you cannot work from home), education and exercising.
♦ The COVID-19 advice is changing quickly. Please stay up to date through the following resources.
The Federal Government announced a new public gathering limit of two people with the exception of households.
QTIC has sought clarification on accommodating visitors. Accommodation providers cannot promote “self-isolation packages” to Queenslanders. Non-resident visitors can be accommodated but have to adhere to all the relevant social distancing rules and other official health directives.
Federal Government COVID-19 App available for download to assist with timely updates on decisions around COVID-19:
Chief Health Officer public health directions
Residents can call the Cairns Local Coronavirus Hotline on 1300 396 102, between 8am and 5pm, seven days a week.
♦ Federal stimulus package for businesses and households. ♦
For more information on Australian Government support talk over the phone, live chat or email from 8am – 8pm through the Coronavirus business support service; call 13 28 46 or email Coronavirus business support.
Cashflow assistance to retain employees
Sole trader support
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) helplines – banking, business and personal distress support, general insurance and HR advice
Email FNQ Farmers with personal details and
they will forward to various farmers.
HR advice from Phoebe Kitto at HR Dynamics
TTNQ is offering every TTNQ member up to two hours’ of free HR advice from HR Dynamics. TTNQ will cover this cost.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) helplines for financial, distress, insurance and HR advice
ATEC resources (Australian Tourism Export council)
How to strengthen your business
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) business advice
ACCC guidance for consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental health support services
If you are struggling at this challenging time, these online resources may help:
Life in Mind Australia – COVID-19 Mental Health Support
Beyond Blue – looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak