COVID19 Updates

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

As Covid-19 unfolds, we'll be keeping our members up-to-date via press releases, eDMs, and a range of resources listed below. This page will be regularly updated.

If there's something you want but can't find, let us know. We'll be doing all we can to provide value to our members during this period.



Press Releases

 
 
A message from Tony Hale, CEO, The Communications Council
24 March 2020

AWARD Awards judging to be postponed
24 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 18.03.2020
18 March 2020

 
 
 

TCC Resources

 


COVID-19 - FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES - Summary for members
23 March 2020

 
     

External Resources

 
  Finance for Business  

JobKeeper Payment: Supporting businesses to retain jobs
Australian Government - The Treasury
last updated 14 April 2020

JobKeeper Payment - Information for Employers
Australian Government - The Treasury
last updated 11 April 2020

Boosting cash flow for employers
Australian Government - The Treasury
last updated 2 April 2020

Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses Fact Sheet 
Australian Government - The Treasury
23 March 2020

Delivering Support for Business Investment Fact Sheet - (incl. increasing the asset write-off) - Australian Government - The Treasury
23 March 2020

   
     
     
  Technology  
 
Google Meet Hangouts
Video conferencing software, part of the Google G Suite package. Features include video conferencing hosting up to 250 participants, recording, live streaming, calendar integration, live chat, presenter mode.
23 March 2020

Zoom
Video conferencing software. Allows multi-user video conferencing, recording sessions, project collaboration, and share or annotate on one another's screens.
23 March 2020

Microsoft Teams
Similar to Zoom, but includes file sharing with the Office 365 application stack.
23 March 2020

Microsoft Teams vs. Zoom
Quickly compare features and benefits (via GetApp.com.au)
23 March 2020

Slack
Essentially a chat-room for your team. Allows you to organise communications by channels for group discussions, and private messaging to share info, files and more.
23 March 2020

Doodle
An online meeting scheduler that saves emailing back and forth
23 March 2020

 
     
  Workplace Laws  


Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws
Fair Work Ombudsman
25 March 2020

 
     
  Counselling and Mental Health  

This is an incredibly difficult time for many people, and managing the mental health of yourself and your loved ones is critically important.

The find out what financial support may be available to individuals, go to the Treasury website.

For mental-health specifically, the following links may provide some assistance. For a full list of mental health counselling services, go to healthdirect.gov.au.

Managing your mental health at home
Information about working from home during COVID-19
30 March 2020

Mentally Healthy
Empowering the Australian creative, media and marketing industry with resources, tools and strategies for managing mental health
30 March 2020

BeyondBlue
Aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma.
Ph: 1300 22 46 36, 24hrs/seven days a week
30 March 2020

Lifeline
24hr crisis counselling, support groups, and suicice prevention services
Ph: 13 11 14, 24hrs/seven days a week
30 March 2020

 


 
  General  


Business Guide to Coronavirus
Business Australia
Includes resources, FAQs and a free Workplace Advice Line.
6 April 2020

Covid-19 - Frequently Asked Questions
Australian Govt Dept of Health
23 March 2020

Covid-19 - Information on Social Distancing
Australian Govt Dept of Health
23 March 2020

Covid-19 - What you need to know
Australian Govt Dept of Health
23 March 2020

Covid-19 Campaign Resources
(incl. posters for businesses, videos, etc) - Australian Govt Dept of Health
23 March 2020