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This is a good step forward. Very happy and grateful about today’s changes to social restrictions in allowing two people and their children to visit another house,. This change will go a long way in helping people stay connected to family & friends, share meals and special moments together. Please be safe and sensible; our good practice is making a difference.



Hello LiLi,

Thank you for sending through your concerns how the Croydon Park local businesses are,

I have to tell you it is a sad thing to see Croydon Park look like a ghost town!

I go into my salon a few days a week to look after my loyal clients only. It is also sad that I have had to refuse anyone whom I don’t know with the fear of where they may have been or in contact with. This, to protect my family.

Definitely important and welcoming for Burwood Council to put in place initiatives to support our local businesses.

LiLi, I don’t seem to have received the E- newsletters.

Please send these thru to both the CPBC Secretary Judith Wagner and Media Team Troy Batta.

Stay Safe and well and same for all the great Team at Burwood  Council 

including Mayor  John Faker.

Many Thanks,

Toni Franze’

President

Croydon Park Business Chamber inc

0410 015 944

antonella.franze@croydonparkbeusiness.com.au


www.croydonparkbusiness.com.au

Members of NSW Business Chamber

Finalists – South West Sydney Chamber of the Year: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012,
Winners – Regional Business Chamber of the Year 2014, 2018


Dear CPBC Members in our Business Community,

on behalf of the  Executive Committee we hope you had a safe Easter.

This has been a difficult time to go through with most importantly not being able to see our families; with also the stress of having the businesses shut. 

We will send you information through the NSWBC which will be beneficial in this time.

Remember to stay home, stay well and just take the time to actually sit in the sun to have a cuppa and read a chapter a day of your favourite book in between some home business.

Regards,

Toni Franze’

President

Croydon Park Business Chamber inc

0410 015 944

antonella.franze@croydonparkbeusiness.com.au


I am writing to update you on new information and developments in the local area specifically in relation to our local seniors.

As many of you know, our local seniors have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 crisis and many are in need of help and assistance. Over the last few weeks my office has been supporting seniors who are isolated at home by providing care packages with essential items. If you know anyone in the local area who is elderly and requires assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

I note that Strathfield Council has set up a hotline to assist the elderly, those who have a disability, and isolated members of the community who require special help. If you live in the Strathfield Council area and need assistance, please call 9748 9939 (Monday – Friday from 8.30am – 5pm).

For those who live in the Burwood area, Burwood Council is also providing a support service for the community which includes food care packages and information on counselling and support. For more information, please visit https://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/burwood_cares_for_our_community.htmlor call 9911 9911.

I am also pleased to inform you that local organisations can now apply for one-off grants through the NSW Government to deliver programs that will help socially isolated seniors stay connected during this time.

Applications are open today and will close on April 26. For more information, please visit www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/combatting-social-isolation-for-seniorsor contact my office for more information.

I recently discussed the issues facing our seniors in addition to the broader community concerns surrounding the NSW Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with Neil Lithgow from 2RDJ-FM.

You can listen to my interview via the following link:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radio2rdj/episodes/2020-04-05T01_11_55-07_00

As always, please know that you are all in my thoughts during this time. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Yours sincerely,

Jodi McKay MP
Member for Strathfield

COVID-19: Useful Links and Updates

Evictions

I have received many inquiries from the community in relation to evictions. I can advise that evictions will be put on hold for 6 months. Landlords and renters are encouraged to talk about short term agreements. There will be more information to come this week and I will keep you updated on any new information.

Pharmacy Home Delivery Service

Australia Post has launched its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service, which will allow pharmacies to offer free delivery on medication and other essential supplies (under 500 grams) to their customers. Please contact your local pharmacy for more information.

More information from Australia Post regarding this service can be found athttps://newsroom.auspost.com.au/article/australia-post-launches-free-pharmacy-home-delivery-service

Buying essentials

I understand that many in our community have had difficulty buying essentials from their local supermarkets. Some supermarkets have introduced new initiatives to assist the community:

Woolworths
Priority Assistance
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/priorityassistance?icmpid=sm-hp-latest-woolworths-update-3:priority-assistance

Woolworths Basic Box
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/page/woolworths-basics-box?icmpid=sm-hp-ribbon3

Community Hour
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/community/news/community-hour-and-new-social-distancing-measures

Coles
Community Hour
https://www.coles.com.au/customernotice#store-information
Online Priority Service – to be launched soon

Staying up-to-date

I will continue to keep you updated on developments and important information about coronavirus.

You can also find the latest information and advice through the new Australian Government Coronavirus app.

iOS download here:https://apps.apple.com/au/app/coronavirus-australia/id1503846231

Android download here:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.health.covid19

A new WhatsApp channel has also been launched to supply you with the latest information. To access it go towww.aus.gov.au/whatsapp


What exactly is the JobKeeper payment?

The JobKeeper payment is designed to help businesses keep their employees on the payroll during government-ordered closures and dwindling profits. The payment equals $1,500 per eligible employee, per fortnight.


Business NSW – Local Chamber Alliance Partner Logo & Branding Guidelines

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to keep your local business community informed during this difficult time, there has been great examples from many of you incorporating Business Australia’s Coronavirus information on websites, apps, social media and newsletters to ensure support is available.


NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS A TIMELY BOOST

The state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW, believes that the NSW Government’s announcement of a $750 million fund to provide grants for small and micro businesses impacted by the coronavirus will help those businesses keep their doors open and staff employed.



Unfortunately, scammers are using fears around the Coronavirus #COVID19 to take advantage of unsuspecting members of the community. These can range from falsely selling coronavirus-related products online and using fake emails or text messages to try and obtain personal data. Other scams include phishing emails and phone calls impersonating the World Health Organisation, government authorities, and legitimate businesses – including travel agents and telecommunications companies.

Protect yourself and find out more here:https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/covid-19-coronavirus-scams


How it all began in Croydon Park 2001


I am aware that COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is an issue of concern for many in our community. It is important that during this time that we remain safe and calm and follow the official advice of health authorities.

As the situation evolves, health authorities advise that the best form of prevention is to practice good hygiene by washing your hands and to ensure that you stay home if you feel unwell.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include a sore throat, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are unwell, you should call your GP or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 for assistance and direction.

For the latest information and updates, visit health.nsw.gov.au or contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

I am confident that we will be able to get through these difficult times. Please know that I will always be here to support you

USEFUL LINKS

Information for people with a disability:

IDEAS Disability Information
https://www.facebook.com/disabilityinformation/
*They provide telephone support directly for people who need help to access services

Disability and Chronic Illness COVID-10 Information Clearinghouse Australia – a group for people with a disability and/or chronic illness to share information about how to respond to the current COVID-19 public health emergency in Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/203265080936033/?fref=nf

Information in relation to the NDIS:

NDIS – general page
https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-and-other-government-services/ndis-and-disaster-response

NDIS – making a complaint about any service withdrawal:https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/about/complaints

Federal Department of Health

Important information for careworkers – one of the most serious issues is making sure that vulnerable people can still get the support they need. This is important information for careworkers
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-health-care-and-residential-care-workers

General page
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

NSW Health
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Yours sincerely,

Troy Batta
Media Team
0481096833

Members of NSW Business Chamber
Finalists – South West Sydney Chamber of the Year: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
Winners – Regional Business Chamber of the year 2018 2019

 
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