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Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants
Supporting small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdown restrictions to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.
Safe Work Australia
- Keeping your workplace safe, clean and healthy during COVID-19
- Preventing the spread of infection at work
- Coronavirus information and assistance
- Business assistance finder
- Novel coronavirus small business support
- Pandemic risk management for business
- Deferring returns due to coronavirus
Australian Tax Office
Innovation and Tourism Industry Development (QLD)
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
- Business Continuity – working remotely
This document has been prepared as a guide for organisations looking at ways to continue working during the restrictions anticipated during the pandemic.
Department of Housing and Public Works (QLD)
Abundance Global / TouchPoint One
COVID-19 Infection Control Training
A 30-minute online training module that covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.
Camps and Outdoor Activity Operators
At the management level:
- Review risk management plans
- Review crisis management plans
- Look at ways to reduce staff contact with clients /participants
- Considering having staff work from home
- Support staff members who get the disease – honouring contracts and sick leave arrangements
What a business can do and/or make available:
- Hand sanitizer or hand soap
- Post signs to encourage regular handwashing and respiratory hygiene technique
- Tissues and covered rubbish bins
- Medical gloves in first aid kits
- Face masks – for use staff or participants
- Alcohol wipes
- Regular cleaning & sanitising of all facilities – clean surfaces regularly
- Emergency Kits
What to teach / discuss with staff:
- COVID-19 awareness training
- New activities / ways to run activities that avoid close contact
- Hand washing technique
- Avoid touching eyes, nose mouth
- Good food hygiene
What do participants / students / clients need to know:
- If you are sick – stay at home.
- Practice good hygiene – wash hands regularly, sneeze or cough into your elbow
- Bring (and use) hand sanitiser.
- Maintain safe distances from others – 1.5m is considered good practice
Sources include: Apex Camps & Inspiration Outdoors
The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) has produced a template to assist outdoor organisations to undertake safety/risk management planning regarding issues posed by COVID-19 – “COVID-19 Management Plan Template for Group Based Outdoor Activities”.
The template draws on the work that was invested by the OCA in the “OCA Framework for Rebooting Outdoor Activities” .
The COVID-19 Management Plan Template for Group Based Outdoor Activities has been produced to assist organisations in planning for resumption of group activities in a safe and considered way.
This template is intended to be used as a general guide, and assist organisations to cover the appropriate issues. Your organisation may have additional issues that need to be included in your Safety/Risk Management Plan.
Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) Framework for Rebooting Outdoor Activities in a COVID-19 Environment
Members of the Outdoor Council of Australia board plus a few available industry expert, have created a comprehensive framework for conducting Outdoor Recreation activities in a COVID-19 environment.
Compiled in very tight time frames, the framework is primarily intended to guide the public health and other statutory authorities in decisions regarding the appropriate manner in which to resume outdoor activities. The document has been submitted for consideration to the Federal, State & Territory Government Ministers and relevant departments.
The framework will hopefully assist the state governments in forming up detailed strategies and clear guidelines for outdoor providers and community groups to follow for COVID-safe operations in the future. We know from research that outdoor activities in natural settings directly contribute to positive benefits in physical and mental health for the Australian community.
With the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to show signs of abating, the time is coming for a possible resumption of camps.
Camps really do offer the most effective way to re-integrate students back into schools and normality, and we know that the camp experience can reduce anxiety, increase efficacy and improve connection to peers and school.
This COVID-19 Guidance Document for Camps has been put together by the Australian Camps Association to help camp managers, staff and camp users think about what will need to be done to ensure the safety of staff and guests alike. It is by no means exhaustive but we hope it helps get the ball rolling.
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