KI Tourism Food Wine and Beverage Association Position Statement - 25th March 2020
A NOTICE TO ALL
Due to COVID–19 and based on the Australian Government’s announcement that all non-essential travel should be cancelled, The Kangaroo Island Tourism Food Wine and Beverages Association strongly discourages visitors to Kangaroo Island at this time.
This decision has not been made lightly and is temporary. We will be watching the advice from the government closely in the coming weeks and adjusting our message as necessary.
Kangaroo Island would like to stress what is most important right now is people’s health and safety and we strongly encourage that everyone follows the government advice to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
We look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous island when it is safe to do so and when we are in the best position to deliver you a fantastic holiday experience.
Commonwealth Government Application
The federal government over the weekend launched a new app and WhatsApp chat feature for keeping up to date with messaging coming out of Canberra on the COVID-19 outbreak.
It provides information and resources, and a trusted place of advice and information that you and your family and your business can use to understand the decisions and the information that is available to everybody about what is occurring with the coronavirus.
In addition to providing information and advice, the app also has a registration feature for self-isolation.
Businesses Opened, Closed or Amended Operating
PDF of businesses opened, closed or amended offerings can be found here.
Detail has also been updated on the KI Map.
Business SA Information and Support
Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus Here
The Australian Taxation Office
ATO Emergency Support Infoline 1800 806 218
Business Council of Australia Factsheet
Consolidated fact sheed on supp available for both COVID19 and Bush fires Here
Department of Health Business Change of Operations Posters
South Australian Tourism Commission -
Consumer Information - Emergency Information
Corporate Information - Resources for Business - Includes support for Businesses/Operators and Individuals
- Are you prepared for the business impact? Business Continuity Planning
- Taxation Summary Update - What is available through Government Assistance
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO has announced that Facebook is investing $100 million to help 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries, in the form of cash grants to keep the lights on and pay staff who can’t come to work and/or ad credits to help during this challenging time.
Apply at: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants. Applications will be taken in the coming weeks but in the meantime you can sign up for updates on the page.
Also check out their Business Resource page for other tips
Mental Health Resources
Some resources for Mental Health Support Here
FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES
Loss of Income Grant
If you were not directly affected by the fires in January, but recorded significant loss of Revenue in your business, you may be elidigble for the Small Business Grant of $10,000
Department Human Services
The types of information you can find here is:
- Grants and Financial Assistance
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- CFS Updates
- and lots of other areas where you can get assistance with issues
The recovery centre is open for people affected by the fires on Kangaroo Island.
Community Health Centre
12 Jubilee Avenue
Open 7.00 am to 7.00 pm every day.
You can contact Mike Williams, Local Recovery Coordinator on 0418 818 522, and also Jennifer Tretheway, Local Recovery Officer on 0427 594 220.
If you have an issue which is Recovery related, please let us know so that we can log it with the Recovery Centre
See the above DHS link above for a full list of Grants and Financial Assistance.
Summarised Grants list with information can be found Here - updated 10 February2020
SA Export Accelerator Grant
The targeted round will support businesses recovery, reconnection with export markets, international commercial connections and achieving sustainable revenues and employment. An additional $200,000 has been secured for this special round. More inforamtion Here
Who you can leverage off
South Australian Tourism Commission
#BookThemOut Media Kit
Use the signs by taking photos of you or your staff, post it on your social, get your customers to take photos with themselves and post on their own social media.
Giving A Little Love to businesses affected by the bushfires - $100,000 of sponsored advertising. Complete their online form Here
Workshop 7th February
Recovery Inforamtion 3 months free access to Tourism Tribe at the bottom of this page
HWR Kangaro Island Visitor Guide
A new Summer Edition is available in Digital Format Here
Downlaod the new Poster
Working with International Media
Australian Taxation Office
Tax Relief and assistance for people impacted by fires. Information Here
Studio S2 Architects
Amy is very happy to have a no obligation conversation regarding rebuild or refurbishment. Contact Amy via Email
Recovery of Vineyards after a Fire, including a case study and podcast. Information Here
Join the Kangaroo Island Fire Recovery Facebook Group
About the Association
Becoming a Member
Our Board Members and Staff
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Kangaroo Island Tourism Food Wine Beverage Association