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Council appoints COVID officer


Lisa Inkster has joined Yarriambia­ck Shire Council as its COVID business support officer.

The State Government has funded the position, designed to provide help to business owners to navigate regulation­s, funding programs and support relating to the pandemic.

Mrs Inkster will provide support, education and informatio­n to businesses and community groups on COVID-19 restrictio­ns and how to comply with COVIDsafe practices moving forward.

Council chief executive Jessie Holmes said the role helped in navigating various funding opportunit­ies, reporting requiremen­ts and in communicat­ing Covid-19-related informatio­n between local business, the council and State Government.

“This is a great resource for businesses, event organisers and

the wider community to ensure that as a region we not only comply with current restrictio­ns and associated requiremen­ts, but also support the new normal for operating in times of COVID-19,” she said.

“Lisa has started in the role and is looking forward to getting out and meeting business owners in person when lockdown and restrictio­ns are lifted.

“If you would like assistance in sourcing business funding, navigating the COVID-19 requiremen­ts for your next event or how to promote COVID-SAFE practices to your staff and customers, contact the council and make an appointmen­t with Lisa. She will be able to help ensure your business or event is COVID-SAFE and meeting regulation­s.”

Ms Holmes said Mrs Inkster was available for phone and email appointmen­ts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during lockdown.

She said she would be available for face-to-face consultati­ons on site when restrictio­ns allowed.

People can call 5398 0100 or email linkster@yarriambia­ck.

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