Coffs Harbour City Council’s ‘Coffs Coast Businesses Care’ program is offering help to local business owners to ensure staff and customers remain safe as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.
The program has been designed to help communicate the efforts local Coffs Coast business owners are taking as they welcome everybody back to enjoy living, working and holidaying on the Coffs Coast.
Businesses can be involved in the FREE program by following the Federal Government’s 5 Step Process to keep COVIDSafe, including making a COVIDSafe Plan. The steps include:
- Implementing physical distancing measures
- Being health advice compliant as advised by NSW Health
- Ensuring safe hygiene for staff and customers
- Working to industry clean guidelines and standards
- Creating and using a COVID Safe Plan for your business.
Once this is in place business owners can register with the ‘Coffs Coast Businesses Care’ initiative on 6degreesco.com.au to receive a Coffs Coast Businesses Care window sticker for display, COVIDSafe (government) posters covering hygiene and physical distancing plus a digital button and banner images for online promotion.
Council’s 6 degrees platform provides support and resources for creating CovidSafe Plans and links to training, workshops and groups offering business assistance.
“We are also encouraging food businesses to add a FREE business listing to the Coffs Coast tourism website www.coffscoast.com – with more than 25,000 visitors to the website each month, it’s a great way to get your business seen and add to the appeal of the Coffs Coast as a holiday destination, particularly with the school holidays about to start,” added Fiona Barden, Council’s Section Leader Industry & Destination Development.
Council’s Environmental Health Officers are also engaging with local café and restaurant businesses as part of their community safety role to assist businesses comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Orders.
“Our primary purpose will be to work with, guide and assist business operators towards compliance with the NSW Government’s Public Health Orders,” said Robert Percival, Council’s Section Leader Compliance.