The Government announced a Business stimulus package on the 17 March for small businesses, which has now been enhanced with increased support for cash flow challenges.
The ACCC has published this document to assist small business. It may assist some Licensees and inconjunction Licensees.
This will be a great relief to many of us
Jobkeeper Payment - Information sheet for Employers
And for information for Employees
Today is an excellent day for every Licensee to be contacting all the Chemist in your area to help get them set up for the new home delivery service.
Australia Post has sourced sneeze screens for every retail outlet across Australia and 1,000 will be on their way to outlets starting tonight. First up will be WA, Qld and NT. The next dispatch will be to the rest of the states. Hopefully we should all have them in place soon. The sneeze screens are being provided at no cost to Licensees. They are peel and stick, so will be self installed.
Just had approval to announce that Australia Post has sourced a mass roll out of acrylic screens for every terminal in the network FREE OF CHARGE.
The best solution for the long haul, and far better than hand sanitizer and masks. The prototype was installed today in an LPO in Melbourne to make sure it’s a good solution.
The following document has been developed by one of our members for the benefit of the LPO network.
Scott stated "I went looking for what other retail orgs are saying to their retailers, and the simple brutal honestly of the Pharmacy Guild Covid19 Emergency Management Plan checklist was a standout. You can read the original, but I have modified it for LPOs (attached), and suggest its worth reading through. Best intentions in the revised doc. Hope its useful.
Australia Post today reiterated it remains fully operational across Australia during government restrictions on non-essential activity.
Posties, delivery drivers and Post Offices will continue to operate as normal.
To date, there are no confirmed cases in the Australian workforce of more than 80,000 people.
Customers can be assured they will continue to be able to send and receive parcels and mail, pay bills and use Bank@Post during this time.
Australia Post operates more than 4000 Post Offices and 220 delivery facilities across the country and has a large presence in regional and remote Australia, as well as access to the largest and most comprehensive dedicated air and road freighter network in Australia. Customers are also able to get their parcel delivered to a free 24/7 Parcel Locker, with more than 400 locations available.
For the latest information on the action Australia Post is taking to protect the health and safety of its people and customers in relation to coronavirus, visit auspost.com.au/about-us/news-
As you may be aware, the Federal Government has announced measures to assist with the current disruption to businesses that has been caused by the COVID-19.
As a result, you may be eligible for temporary support by way of receiving a credit on your ATO activity statements for the two quarters ended 30 June 2020 or 4 months ended 30 June 2020.
Australia Post is keeping the retail network up to date with news as it breaks via POP. We all have access to POP in our LPOs, so that is the best place to be looking for news on what is happening as it happens.
There is a POP update on the 16 Martch with a public notice for display in our outlets.
There is also a further news update on use of scanners and customers signing - or not as the case maybe - for parcels being collected at the counter. Check POP often as this is just the start of the information that we will all be needing as this virus spreads across Australia.