Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | April 1 2020
DCC is doing our absolute best to inform you of up-to-date information via e-news and social media, advocate on your behalf and connect you to your community.
Starting this week, we are working from home with multiple ways for you to reach us. We would love to hear how you are coping, what you need and where you currently are with your business. Here are the ways to connect with us.
We realise that there are a number of places you can get information at the moment and it may seem very overwhelming. A great place to start (or double check with) is the latest Business Great Southern newsletter. In it, they have explained the second-stage economic stimulus package into an easy to read format. We highly suggest you take the time to look though it and if you have any questions or need assistance, ring us or make an appointment with them by clicking here. They also post updates on their Facebook page. (If you can’t tell, we think they are a fantastic source of knowledge and support!)
There will be a lot more support coming your way!
Stay Informed – Follow Public Health Advice
- The Premier, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA is also releasing detailed daily updates on his Facebook page which is well worth following and sharing – giving correct information on the current COVID-19 status for Western Australia.
The Shire of Denmark is also working to support Denmark’s many and varied businesses. They have created the role of Business Continuity Officer, filled by Kevina Richardson, who is available to provide support and help guide you through the various hurdles you may be facing with your business. She is available to you by contacting the Shire @ 9848 0300 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Denmark CRC is available to help with any Centrelink enquiries and also are managing community volunteer support. Email Petra with any questions you may have.
Food and Drinks Guide
We love local and while these folks are still open, please do what you can to support them. Please visit our new web page to see what servces are available in our food and drinks businesses.
Retail and Services Guide
We are currently creating a retail and services guide similar to the food and drinks guide. Please update us on any changes to your opening hours or service. Email email@example.com
Free Legal Advice via Video/Teleconference with Denmark Legal
Currently the future holds immense uncertainty and for many of us our livelihoods face an imminent threat. It is important that we face this threat together, with generosity, and find a way to keep our businesses running, our staff paid and our community operational, ready for the recovery when it comes.
As our contribution to this, Denmark Legal is prepared to provide a free 15-minute consultation by video or teleconference in relation to issues that affect your business arising from the pandemic and collapse in business conditions. This could relate to contractual matters, force majeure events, employment law (including when and how you can stand down employees under the Fair Work Act), credit contracts, managing debtors, OHS liability in difficult times and many others.
If you need our services that go beyond an initial consultation we are prepared to look at setting our rates based on your capacity to pay. Like all businesses we are simply looking for a way to survive the next period and some turnover is definitely going to be better than none. We are prepared to be flexible so please just ask.
Jeff Atkinson – Director, Denmark Legal
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