Local businesses who were relying on pre-Christmas trading this weekend are being encouraged to stay resilient as the Northern Beaches deals with the challenges of the next three or so days.
To assist contact tracing and to contain any potential spread of COVID-19, NSW Health asks that people living in the Northern Beaches stay home as much as possible today and over the weekend. This includes working from home where possible, not visiting friends or family in aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential, avoiding unnecessary gatherings and high-risk venues such as clubs, restaurants, places or worships and gyms, and avoiding unnecessary travel outside of or to the Northern Beaches area.
Member for Manly, James Griffin said that after a tough year for local businesses the next three days will be critical.
Preschool and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced today.
A number of Northern Beaches Community Preschools have been successful in accessing funds from the Quality Learning Environment grants to help deliver various projects across the preschools.
The NSW Government has made it easier for small businesses in the Northern Beaches to access fee-free and discounted courses to help kick start the COVID recovery, Member for Manly, James Griffin announced today.
Mr Griffin said TAFE NSW has developed a Small Business Recovery one-stop shop for a range of government-subsidised training opportunities to help build the skills and resilience of local small businesses amid the COVID-induced downturn.