Helping our local businesses get ready for December 17

By Chris Whiting

10 December 2021

Chris Whiting MP is providing a range of material and assistance for local businesses as they get ready for the new COVID-19 measures commencing on December 17

Chris Whiting said these measures will help return life to a ‘new normal’ while managing the risks of COVID-19.

“To make this transition easier, we’ve provided information for our local businesses including signage for customers regarding entry conditions to businesses, said Chris.

“From 17 December 2021, there will be no capacity restrictions on non-essential businesses where all staff and patrons are fully vaccinated,” said Chris

“Essential businesses will be able to allow both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

“Capacity restrictions may still apply at these types of businesses.

“I encourage all local businesses to get the information or signage from the Business Queensland website https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/covid-19-restrictions/vaccination-restrictions.

“Or they can contac the Bancroft office on 3448-2100 if they need some help with the signage.

“TAFE Queensland is offering free online training for businesses to help them manage the entry of customers, including checking their vaccination status.

“These resources are now available from the TAFE Queensland website.

“We expect all Queenslanders to respect small businesses and staff members complying with these new restrictions

“That’s exactly what an advertising campaign will encourage Queenslanders to do in the week leading up to December 17.

“If you have a specific question you would like to ask about how the Palaszczuk Government is supporting small businesses, you can also contact the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687,” said Chris.