Here's everything you need to know about what we are doing to ensure safety, how we've changed the way we are operating and what Australian Government Support is available for trades.
As an essential service, we are keeping our trade stores open to support our trade customers who have an important job to do, to keep the community comfortable and well in their homes.
We have extensive social distancing and hygiene protocols in place across all our branches to ensure our people and customers are safe and healthy.
Our supply chain is functioning well and has not been impacted.
The health, safety and well-being of our customers, our people and the community are our top priority, and we’re continuing to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic very closely.
We’re keeping our teams up to date on how we can do our bit to slow the spread of the virus and have taken additional precautions which include:
Our business services are considered “essential services” so we’re open and operating.
In regional Victoria we will be complying with the government direction to request identification from all non-account customers who visit our stores, for record-keeping purposes. We have an obligation to refuse service to non-account customers who live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire.
Our supply chain is functioning well and, to date, has not been impacted. We‘ll continue to share updates at relevant times. We have business continuity plans in place to ensure we can maintain supply and operations.
We will continue to support you and the community in providing essential services, so you can:
Continue to visit us in store - please respect the measures in place for your safety
Order online using maX, your online business management tool
Utilise our in-branch Pick Up Express service for contactless collection of your online maX order or your order via the phone.
Video chat, call or visit. The service is still the same. Book now
To help you to continue to provide an essential services, here’s a round up of the support available to small businesses during this time.
Every state across Australia has its own initiatives in place to support small and medium businesses and their employees through the coronavirus crisis. We have provided quick links to each of the relevant websites below:
A multi-billion-dollar package is being implemented by the Australian Government to keep the economy moving during the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes:
The Government is introducing a subsidy program to support employees and businesses. The JobKeeper Payment is designed to help businesses affected by the Coronavirus to cover the costs of their employees’ wages, so that more employees can retain their job and continue to earn an income.
Keeping Australians in work, and businesses in business, will lay the foundations for a stronger economic recovery once the Coronavirus crisis is behind us.
In short, the JobKeeper Payment provides impacted employees with a $1500 payment, per fortnight, to keep them connected to the business.
Employers will be eligible for the subsidy if their business has a turnover of less than $1 billion and their turnover has fallen by more than 30%, read more
You can apply for a wage subsidy for 50 per cent of apprentices’ wages for the nine months from 1 January 2020 to March 2021. Read more
The instant asset write-off has been increased from $30K to $150K. This will apply to both new and second-hand assets, used or installed, before 30 June 2020. Read more
Through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Government will provide tax-free cash flow boosts of between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible businesses, delivered through credits in the activity statement system, when eligible businesses lodge their activity statements. Read more
- If you are based in Victoria and are showing symptoms, you should get yourself tested and isolate immediately. If you don’t have access to sick leave, you can apply for a COVID test isolation payment.Find out more here
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