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The ACT Government has today launched a Business Resource Kit to help Canberra businesses.

The ACT Government will provide additional, targeted, support for Canberra’s Hotels and hospitality industry as it begins its recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

From 11.59pm on Friday 15 May 2020, COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT will ease further.

Businesses in the Canberra region are invited to a webinar to hear from the Commonwealth, ACT Government and ACT Local Business Commissioner about what support measures are in place and how you can access them.

The ACT Government has appointed Brendan Smyth as the new COVID-19 Local Business Commissioner.

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The ACT Government will be hosting a COVID-19 Business Support Webinar to talk through the measures that are available now, and how to access them.

The ACT Government will be enacting directions on the temporary closure of non-essential activities and businesses to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This reflects the decision made at National Cabinet on non-essential service closures and maintains consistency with the NSW approach.  It is important that the rules are the same throughout the Canberra region.

Following similar announcements from the Premier of Victoria and the Premier of New South Wales, I will also be informing National Cabinet that the ACT will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services over the next 48 hours. I expect all states and territories will do the same.

The ACT Government has announced an economic survival package as the first phase in the plan to protect as many jobs as possible and support Canberra households and businesses.

The program of events at all nine public library branches and the ACT Heritage Library has been suspended from tomorrow, Thursday 19 March 2020, until further notice.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: May 12 2020