6th October 2021 Media release
Dantia launches business support portal
With the release of the Roadmap to Reopening NSW providing a clearer idea of what life will look like after lockdown, Dantia, in partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council, has launched a business support portal to help local businesses in the Council area navigate COVID-19 and the re-opening of business.
The new Business Matters portal brings together COVID-19 information sites in one central location. It provides a personalised business concierge service to help businesses source the information needed to re-connect with customers and clients in a COVID-safe way.
Dantia CEO Katherine O’Regan says that many local businesses have been doing it tough during the lockdown and the amount of information about the Roadmap and the support available can be confusing.
“We are here to help Lake Macquarie businesses through this transition. The portal has been created specifically to help navigate COVID-19 and the first steps out of lockdown,” Ms O’Regan said.
“Dantia is here to support both big and small business and will be releasing more support and information to businesses in the coming months.”
When NSW reaches the 70% double vaccination mark, target businesses can look forward to reopening their doors to fully vaccinated people. But there are still many questions regarding phase 2 and phase 3 reopening at 80% vaccination and on 1 December.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser says now is the time to start thinking about how local businesses will re-open in a COVID-safe way.
“We know it’s been a tough time, with many local businesses facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID,” Cr Fraser said.
“Lake Mac businesses have continued to show their resilience and agility, pivoting their businesses where possible, selling takeaway and offering online products and services where they can. Now it’s time to pivot again and start thinking about those first steps as we emerge from lockdown.”
Businesses prohibited from opening under the current NSW COVID restrictions include most retail premises, entertainment facilities, tourism operators, hairdressers, beauty therapists, gyms and indoor sport and recreation centres.
Under the Reopening NSW roadmap, these businesses will get some operating freedom.
Dantia is planning a second phase of the portal, hoping to be ready when the State reopens at this time.
“We will be working with local businesses to inspire our community to back Lake Mac and think local first when shopping, socialising and seeing the sights this summer,” said Ms O’Regan.
“Our community and the rest of NSW and Australia will be reminded of what’s on offer here in NSW’s most vibrant destination for business and lifestyle,” Ms O’Regan concluded.
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