Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Information for WIOA Members

WIOA is concerned about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and it’s impact in Australia.
Of key focus is protecting the health, safety and welfare of our families, staff, members and water industry stakeholders.

As an organisation, WIOA is drawing directly on current advice and information provided by both Federal and State government authorities.

WIOA will look to rescheduling and staging our events when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
WIOA is committed to implementing all recommended precautions from the World Health Organisation, Federal and State Health authorities and will encourage all event attendees to follow all the guidelines still in place.

Coronavirus Resources

WIOA has curated a selection of key resources to assist you to navigate the evolving situation.

World Health and Government Resources

  • World Health Organisation – Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
  • Australian Government – Department of Health– resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, travel restrictions and resources and fact sheets for travellers, businesses, and others.

State and Territory Health Department Information

Workplace and Business Continuity Resources

Meeting and Event Specific Resources

  • World Health Organisation – Key planning recommendations for mass gathering in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak.
  • PCMA – Global Association of Business Events Leaders information page and resources.
  • US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – Interim Guidance – Get your Mass Gatherings of Large Community Events ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wellbeing and mental health support for Victorian small businesses

The Victorian Government’s $26 million program addressing the unique mental health needs of small and medium enterprises and their workers.

Key elements of the program include:

  • accredited mental health training delivered by St John Ambulance to business chambers of commerce and business networks across Victoria, to boost mental health capabilities within local business communities
  • access to mental health specialists and on-the-job training for staff in industry and business associations to ensure they can identify and respond to people in distress, and provide immediate referrals to expert business advisors
  • the Partners in Wellbeing telephone hotline – 1300 375 330. This free support service will be extended to 10pm every night to provide business owners experiencing stress free access to one-on-one wellbeing support, business advisers and financial counsellors.
  • business owners with wellbeing challenges can access the Partners in Wellbeing hotline – 1300 375 330
  • visito the Business Victoria website for information about grants and business support programs available in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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