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2021 COVID-19 Support Package

16-07-21

New measures to support businesses and employees during the current NSW lockdown have recently been announced by the Australian and NSW Government.

 

Australian Government Support

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

A support payment for workers adversely affected by a state public health order, including the Central Coast LGA.

For further information visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment/who-can-get-it/nsw-eligibility-rules/greater-sydney

 

NSW Government Support

COVID-19 Business Grants

A one-off payment to help businesses with cashflow support for the first 3 weeks of lockdown.

How much

  • $7,500 to $15,000 depending on the decline in turnover

Eligibility

  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Annual turnover above $75,000
  • Payroll up to $10 million

Applications open 19 July.

 

JobSaver

Fortnightly payments to help maintain employee headcount (as at 13 July) and provide cashflow support to businesses

How much

  • Employing businesses: 40% of weekly payroll, with a minimum payment of $1,500 per week and a maximum payment of $10,000 per week
  • Non-employing business: $1,000 per week

Eligibility

  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Turnover between $75,000 and $50 million

Applications open late July.

 

COVID-19 Micro Business Grants

A fortnightly payment for businesses with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000

How much

  • $1,500 per fortnight

Eligibility

  • A turnover between $30k and $75k
  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Businesses that provide the primary income source for a person associated with the business.

Applications open late July.

 

For further information visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/2021-covid-19-support-package

 

To register your interest visit

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-business-support-2021