Just after Christmas, the State Government announced further health restrictions due the impact of the Omicron variant of Covid. These rules were specifically introduced for businesses in tourism and hospitality and gyms, and focused mainly on density limits.
On 31 December, the State Government announced financial support packages targeted at businesses in the industries impacted by the restrictions. They also announced a “business hardship grant” which is available to businesses who aren’t in tourism, hospitality, or a gym but have been significantly impacted by Covid restrictions. Further detail is provided below regarding these grants.
There are also many South Australians contracting Covid which means they may be eligible for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment which is a Federal Government payment made available to people who are unable to work due to having the virus or having to care for someone with the virus.
There are a number of eligibility criteria for both the business and individual payments.