Clare Valley COVID-19 Resource Centre
In light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we have set-up this resource centre to help local businesses through this period. We will be udpating this page with more information as it is received.
Last updated 28/08/2020
The Clare Valley Wine Food & Tourism Centre in conjunction with Regional Development Yorke and Mid North will be working together to keep this page as up to date as possible with information provided by SA Health, the South Australian Premier, Tourism Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC), Tourism Industry Council SA (TICSA) and other government announcements as we receive them.
What we are doing
The Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre will be open reduced hours from the 25th of May 2020, from 10 am-4 pm daily.
Mim is also available at the end of the phone or email to support our tourism industry and provide any assistance you require.
In the immediate instance, our aim is to provide support to our industry where we can in these uncertain and unprecedented times. As things are changing on a day to day basis we will endeavour to get regular newsletters out to the tourism community with up to date information. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter.
Like everyone, we are working within the parameters set out by government guidelines but want to assure you we are also working towards when this critical period is over and we are once again fully open for business.
We have created a new campaign to let the people of South Australia know that we are getting ready to reopen and that they are welcome here. View the campaign page and video here: https://clarevalley.com.au/missed-you.
Regional Development Australia is asking business to complete a survey to understand the current situation with businesses in the Yorke and Mid North region. This is open for all businesses with 3 tourism-specific questions at the end. Please complete this survey so they can report back to the Government.
What you can be doing
Update the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre with information regarding your business, even if that is that you haven't changed! We need to know so that we can let our region's visitors know. Please send us an email or give us a call.
Tourism eSchool - Paige and Rebecca have pulled together an Immediate Response Plan for Tourism Operators blog article. We strongly suggest having a read of this for some practical tips and examples of things you can be doing during this time.
Adapt your business to the current situation.
Keep in touch with your customers via social media, regular newsletters and posting on your website.
Learn, learn, learn! There is so much online material available to access and utilise for your business. If it's quiet or you are in isolation, jump online and enrol in an online course, watch some tutorials or do some reading to improve your business.
Join our Facebook Groups:
Resource tools for you and your business
Relief assistance and additional support
Business SA - Business SA have a dedicated page on their website to help businesses affected by COVID-19. On this page, you will find the Employer Resource Guide, workshops for Business Resilience and much more.
Government Assistance - Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Australian Banking Association - Australian Banking Association announced a small business relief package from Australia’s banks. Click on the website to find out how your business can benefit from the package.