Business & Covid

7:00am – 9:00am | Wednesday 24th November 2021

Discovery Lounge | North Lakes Sports Club

36-42 Flinders Parade, North Lakes

Tickets: $25 including breakfast

Is your business ready for when the state and international borders open?
Have you thought about what impact it could have on your business?

As Qld vaccination rates increase, the restrictions and conditions for business will change. There will be additional public health restrictions applying to unvaccinated people and no Commonwealth government support available for lockdowns/shutdowns.

To help businesses prepare for this change we have a panel of speakers to give businesses advice on legal, HR and safety matters and the support available, plus people with healthcare and hospitality businesses who be discussing their preparations.

Our Special Guest is the QLD Small Business Commissioner who will provide information about the Commission’s activities, as well as the support available to QLD Small Businesses. 

There will also be time for questions and answers with the panel. 

The Panel includes the following speakers and their topics: 
QLD Small Business CommissionerOur special guest speaker willl will provide information about the Commision’s activities, as well as, the support available to Queensland Small Businesses. 
OnyxLegal – Legal AspectsJeanette will discuss how to manage COVID restrictions in the workplace and provide options to businesses having challenges with customers who do not wish to comply with social distancing or mask wearing.
Akyra Strategy & Development – HR MeasuresMargaret delves into how to navigate complex people-centric challenges of the unprecedented landscape including working from home, lockdowns and implementation of new legislations.  
Virtual Safety Manager – Safety RequirementsMichelle advises on how to keep your staff, customers and your business safe from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, particularly after the border opens to national and international visitors. 
Moreton Bay Regional Council – Business ContinuityKris is Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Business Resilience Officer and will look at how businesses can avoid stress, uncertainty and costs by being prepared for all scenarios.
Embrace Life – Health SectorSharon discusses how her people centric business is learning to negotiate the rapidly changing landscape created by COVID restrictions, including adapting practices within the practice, plus a lot of trial and error, and understanding of how her team and clients are experiencing the new COVID normal.
CSC Group – Hospitality SectorKelvin Patch discusses business from the highly regulated hospitality industry point of view, where COVID compliance disrupted normal service procedures, including operating under an Industry Covid Plan and how he is already preparing employees for dealing with confrontation that may arise from the divide between unvaccinated and vaccinated patrons.

Note: The following information is posted by The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc (The Chamber) as a community service.  The Chamber advises that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this post belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the Chamber, or a committee or other group or individual associated with the Chamber.

Kate Hewish

Kate Hewish is the Principal of Horte Couture, a member of the Chamber Executive and the Chair of the PR Committee

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