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Support for Businesses (COVID-19)

On this page you will find links to advice, updates and support for businesses affected by COVID-19 conditions.

Official website links and contacts

The Federal Government and key health organisations are providing information and assistance for all kinds of businesses to help them plan and respond to COVID-19.

To assist businesses find the information they need, we have collated the following list of official website links.

COVID-Safe Plans and COVID Marshals in South Australia

Create a COVID-19 Safe Plan

Business that were required to close as part of COVID-19 restrictions must create a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

For more information and to complete a COVID-19 Safe Plan, visit: COVID-Safe Plan

COVID Marshals

From 21 August 2020, you must have a COVID Marshal if your business or activity is or involves any of the following:

  • Hospitality (any business or activity providing food and/or beverages for on-site consumption to members of the public. This does not include take-away only operators)
  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Indoor and outdoor sports clubs
  • Swimming pools available for public use
  • Social and community clubs
  • Religious or faith-based ceremonies
  • Supermarkets and hardware stores
  • Distribution centres
  • Businesses or activities that are required to have a COVID Management Plan

For more information and a fact sheet about COVID Marshals, their roles and responsibilities, training and specific business requirements, visit: SA Government: COVID-19 - COVID Marshals

Financial support

 Lockdown grant funding for businesses

Visit: - COVID-19 Assistance


As a result of the recent 7 day lockdown imposed for the State of South Australia, grant funding payments have been made available to affected businesses. Please apply online if you meet the required criteria.

Emergency business support information

ATO Emergency Support:

Infoline for businesses impacted by COVID-19: 1800 806 218

­Business Contact Centre: 13 28 46

Support for business investment

Visit: Australian Tax Office (ATO)

  • increasing the instant asset write-off: lifting the threshold to $150,000 (from $30,000)
  • backing business investment: offering businesses a time-limited incentive to invest, by accelerating depreciation deductions.

Emergency management planning

Support for businesses in Australia

Visit: - Emergency management


  • assistance with developing your emergency management plan.

Public health information and alerts

Federal and State Government information and resources regarding COVID-19

Information for lessees and lessors

 Essential Information for Lessees and Lessors dealing with COVID-19.

 Visit: Office of the Small Business Commissioner

Work health & safety, workplace rights and rules

Safework SA

 Fair Work Ombudsman

Visit: Fair Work Ombudsman


  • COVID-19 and Australian workplace laws
  • Understand your workplace entitlements and obligations.

 Heads Up – Better Mental Health in the Workplace

Visit: Heads Up

Heads Up is supported by Beyond Blue.

Hotels and hotel staff

COVID-19 information for hotels and hotel staff

Visit: Australian Government – Department of Health


Important information for this industry regarding operation and managing the COVID-19 situation and the health and wellbeing of staff and hotel guests.

Free business listings

Still Here.


Non-government, locally designed searchable business listing of shops and eateries trading during COVID-19 conditions.

Fair Foodie

Visit: Fair Foodie

List your business for free on this food business listing.

Keep in touch!Business phone

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For questions, concerns or business promotion enquiries, contact the Economic Development Unit on 08 8366 4555 or


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