ICB joins with COSBOA and other Business representative organisations to call on the Vic Govt to provide a staged reopening of Business.
Letter to the Premier available here
Victorian workplaces should be able to embark on
- adopting a covid-safe workplan (based on the templates from the Vic Govt)
- prepare the workplace for appropriate work
- begin to prepare for opening (even if it is staged and limited)
The Victorian Government have provided guidance and templates for business - Access here
It's time to allow the planning for economic recovery.
We have a plan for safe staged re-opening of businesses from 19 October. Our plan minimises COVID contagion risk while simultaneously allowing small and family business owners to set about rebuilding jobs and their own livelihoods. The fact is that most industry sectors associated with small business members are already prepared to open safely.
Our recommendations are not about putting ‘profits before health’. The current low rate of COVID-19 transmission means that we can choose to chase a perfect health outcome in lockdown, or to open with new rules and processes until the pandemic is over.
We congratulate Minister the Hon Jaala Pulford MP (Minister for Small Business) for initiating the Small Business Recovery Committee.