Editor’s note: The government has asked the BCCM to advise if our members are experiencing any shortages in chemical supplies or packaging for any part of your business from cleaning to manufacture to people care. The government has a taskforce that is trying to find alternative supply chains. BCCM member Rapid Group is advising this taskforce. Rapid is a network of 56 wholesale cleaning supply stores. Rapid sources the majority of supplies from Australian companies. Although experiencing some supply chain disruption, the General Manager, Bruce Lees will try and help if they can. Email Bruce or ring me for his number. -Melina 

Just in: Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus. More than 35,000 Australians have been stood down from work over the past three days. G20 leaders will convene virtually this week to discuss the COVID-19 crisis. 

GOVERNMENT
 

Guidance on the essential services permitted to continue to trade in the ACT
Further to our request for guidance on the essential services permitted to continue to trade, the ACT government has confirmed that following restrictions enforcing closure are in place at Wednesday 25 March 2020

Panic buying and spike in alcohol sales spark warning
Coronavirus anxiety and self-isolation leading to higher use of alcohol, cannabis, experts say

 

ECONOMY AND BUSINESS 

Supermarkets, pharmacies allowed to open 24/7
Supermarkets and pharmacies can now open around the clock in NSW to meet demand in the coronavirus pandemic

Takeaway alcohol approved to help bar and restaurant sector 
The SA Government announced restrictions on bars and restaurants would be temporarily relaxed, allowing venues to deliver liquor with food orders.

Demand for face masks is skyrocketing as suppliers struggle to keep up with the pace of the pandemic 

 

RESOURCES

Have you joined the BCCM LinkedIn group?
Members are sharing resources and advice to get through the COVID-19 outbreak 

Free webinar: How NFPs can respond to COVID-19
Join this free, online webinar to gain access to insights and best practices to help your digital marketing, fundraising and communications in this time of uncertainty.

COVID-19 resources from the Australian Institute of Company Directors 
Where should you be focusing and how can directors ensure effective leadership of their organisation’s operations, employee safety and financial sustainability?
 

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