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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

At this point in time, Queensland Health is the official source of up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19. Goondiwindi Regional Council encourages all residents to stay informed with the lastest advice directly from Queensland Health.

For Council information and services, residents are encouraged to contact Council’s customer service via phone (07 4671 7400) or email (mail@grc.qld.gov.au) in the first instance and are reminded that numerous services can be completed online through Council’s website: www.grc.qld.gov.au.

For a list of Council Facilities and Services that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic visit our notices page here.

The Queensland Health website has a wealth of information regarding the pandemic, including:

 

 

Other key websites:

Queensland Health

https://www.health.qld.gov.au

Queensland Government

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

World Health Organisation

https://www.who.int

MyGov

https://my.gov.au

Smart Traveller

www.smartraveller.gov.au

Queensland Government Immediate Industry Recovery Package

www.qld.gov.au/about/industry-recovery

 

Key phone numbers:

Triple Zero, Emergency Help - Police, Fire and Ambulance

000

Lifeline Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention

13 11 14

Queensland Health - Non-urgent heath advice

13 43 25 84

Goondiwindi Regional Council

07 4671 7400

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has activated the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 to assist vulnerable people in home quarantine to secure essential food or medicines who have no other means or mechanisms of support.

Community Recovery Fact Sheet

FAQs

I’m feeling unwell / I have returned from overseas / I have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, what should I do?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-quiz

How can I reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/coronavirus-prevention

What should I do if I think I have contracted COVID-19?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/testing-and-fever-clinics

I run a business, what economic assistance is available to me?

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

 

Corona Virus and Business

There is a range of support available to local businesses to help relieve the negative impact of the COVID-19 on the local economy. A summary of assistance packages can be found here.

Goondiwindi Regional Council and the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce collaboratively delivered a webinar for local businesses on the impacts of COVID-19. This was an opportunity for local business owners and employers to get the latest information on the virus in our region, and discuss strategies how to mitigate its impacts.

Presenters on the webinar were:

  • Clive Quartermaine, President of Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce
  • Cr Graeme Scheu, Mayor Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Dr Anna Carswell, Goondiwindi Medical Centre
  • Lucy Walker and Emma Conway, Lucy Walker Terry White Pharmacy
  • Michael Cowley, Fox and Thomas Business Lawyers
  • Melissa Hill, Fox and Thomas Business Lawyers
  • Beverley Litster, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

You can watch the webinar here.

To watch the Mayor's webinar on Friday 27 March 2020 click here