Lockdown support for business and individuals
The NSW and Federal Governments have announced a series of new measures to support business during extended lockdowns of four weeks or more.
The previously announced small business grants have been increased to up to $15,000 and expanded to eligible businesses (including not-for-profits and sole traders) with annual wages of up to $10 million. The value of the grant is determined by the impact of the lockdown on your turnover. Your business will need to prove a decline in turnover across a minimum 2-week period after the commencement of the major restrictions.
If you can’t work because you or someone in your household is impacted by COVID-19, support is available.
There are two payments accessible to individuals: the COVID-19 Disaster Payment; and, the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
COVID-19 Disaster Payments
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is a weekly payment available to eligible workers who can’t attend work or who have lost income because of a lockdown and don’t have access to certain paid leave entitlements. If you are a couple, both people can separately claim the payment.
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is for those who have been advised by their relevant health authority to self-isolate or quarantine because:
- They have coronavirus (COVID-19):
- They have been in close contact with a person who has COVID19:
- They care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19: or
- They care for a child, 16 years or under, who has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.
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For business: Lockdown support for business
For individuals: Lockdown support for individuals