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NLNA QLD Covid-19 Update

NLNA QLD Covid-19 Update

Dear Members,

The Department of Employment, Small Business, and Training administers grants and programs to help Queensland small business continue to recover, grow and thrive by committing grant funds for businesses to increase key capabilities, embrace innovation, and assist high-growth businesses to capitalise on opportunities.

Small business grants schedule 

Grant program Amount Launch date Opening date Closing date
Business Basics (Round 2) Regional Queensland $5,000 17 August 2021 9am on 31 Aug 
2021
Until funds are exhausted
Business Growth Fund Program up to $50,000 1 May 
2021
11 May 
2021
Stage 1 (Mentoring Sessions): Closed
Stage 2 (Applications): 5pm on 16 August 2021*
  • Regional Queensland
up to $10,000 Currently open 1 July 
2020
5pm on 6 August 2021

*Only businesses who have completed stage 1 are able to lodge an application in stage 2. New applications are not being accepted for this funding round.

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association

 

NLNA Covid-19 Update: Mask Rules Extension in South Queensland

NLNA Covid-19 Update: Mask Rules Extension in South Queensland

Dear Members,

QLD COVID ALERT
Mask rules extended for Southeast Queensland

Masks will continue to be mandatory in the following local government areas for the next seven days, until Friday 6 August. This represents a week-long extension of the rule, which was initially planned to be removed tomorrow.

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association

 

NLNA Covid-19 Update: Tighter restrictions in NSW

NLNA Covid-19 Update: Tighter restrictions in NSW

Dear Members,

NSW COVID ALERT

New police powers and fines; tighter restrictions for LGAs of Concern

The NSW Government has announced that, from 12.01 am on Friday 30 July, tighter restrictions will apply to the eight LGAs of concern.

Stricter mask rules will apply, which require people to wear a mask any time they leave the house.

Further, residents can only move within a 5km radius of their home, reduced from 10km.

These restrictions will apply to the eight LGAs outlined below:

  • Fairfield
  • Cumberland
  • Liverpool
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Blacktown
  • Parramatta
  • Georges River
  • Campbelltown

Further, NSW Police will also be given additional powers to close a public premise, worksite, workplace, or a business if they continue to ignore public health orders.

The penalty for not wearing a mask when required will be increased from $200 to $500.

Police will increase compliance and presence beyond current levels.

Read more here 

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association