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Life In Lockdown

In March 2020 Australia went into lockdown, businesses were shut down, ours included and we had to adapt, so we took our members online or outdoors. It seems so long ago now, and not only did we survive it, but we thrived and came out stronger.
Fast forward to July 2021 and we are back in lockdown but this time things are a little different, I can’t leave my area as it has been labelled a hotspot, which becomes a problem due to the fact Live Well is in a different local government area (LGA).

To read more of Coach Chris’s blog while in hard lockdown click below.

“Every decision we make and don’t make leads you to the point you are at now and waiting for the best time may never come and an opportunity is lost. Make a move that will lead you towards the direction you want to be in a year from now and you won’t regret it.”

Quit, Pivot or Thrive?

When things aren’t working out, you can easily blame or look for sympathy from others. Your emotions then send you on a rollercoaster which can translate to wrong decisions.

It would be best to learn how to navigate through the rollercoaster ride so you make the right decisions. This will involve shifting your mindset. Only then will you thrive.

Last year during the nationwide lockdown, one of our members went through this exact process. It resulted in a dramatic transformation. She shifted her mindset and thrived. You can watch Penny’s amazing story below.

I am sure it will empower you during these frustrating times.

Stay committed, healthy and have fun!

Matt Mazzaferro

Life is Tough, But You Must Be Tougher

It’s true. Starting a fitness plan will lead you on THE MOST POWERFUL personal development journey ever.

One day you’re facing big challenges. The next day you’re crushing them.. And winning everything. Then a month later… you’re tackling the next challenge, like LOCKDOWN to continue to the next level. Again and again and again. This is not only in your fitness journey but also in your career path and parenting.

Embrace it all. Because it doesn’t get easier the further you progress. The problems and challenges get bigger, but you get the opportunity to continue growing stronger and more powerful with every turn.

Sounds fun? I believe there’s nothing better than the journey!

Keep growing and stay committed to your success!

Coach Matt

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Latest Covid-19 update for small businesses – Support Package

The NSW Government has announced an economic support package aimed at helping businesses affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Key features of the package include:

  • The business grants program announced two weeks ago has been expanded, with grants between $7500 and $15,000 soon to be available to eligible businesses with annual wages up to $10 million.
  • A new grant program has been announced for smaller micro businesses with turnover between $30,000 and $75,000.
  • A new business and employee support program will be delivered together with the Commonwealth to provide cashflow support to businesses to help them retain staff.
  • Businesses will benefit from payroll tax waivers of 25 per cent for businesses with Australian wages of between $1.2 million and $10 million that have experienced a 30 per cent decline in turnover.
  • Commercial, retail and residential landlords liable for land tax will be eligible for a land tax concession where they reduce the rent of their tenant.

Further information will be available on the Service NSW website in the coming days: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-businesses.

 

 

Lockdown 2.0

We are grateful every day that we can still help our members live a healthier and happier life no matter the conditions.

Our members are experiencing miracle mornings during this time, and there’s nothing better than an early morning stretch to start the day.

Live Well is still open for business in the great outdoors making it work for our members.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Fee waivers for small business

The NSW Government has announced an optional deferral of payroll tax payments due in July 2021 and the deferral of hotel June quarter gaming machine tax, with the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue able to provide for appropriate repayment arrangements on a case by case basis.

View the media release: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/major-new-covid-19-support-package-to-help-tens-of-thousands-of-businesses-across

 

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

New COVID-19 compliance measures for venues

From Monday 12 July 2021, the use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at additional workplaces and retail businesses.

Businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet.

Businesses can find the application form and more information at https://www.nsw.gov.au/register-your-business-as-covid-safe.

 

View the media release: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/covid-check-mandate-expanded

 

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Dine & Discover NSW – voucher expiration date extended

Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers can now be used for takeaway from eligible and registered Dine businesses during the COVID-19 restriction period that commenced on 26 June 2021.

Delivery direct to the home by the restaurant or café is recommended. Food may be picked up from a venue but check-in with a QR code is required. Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers cannot be redeemed for takeaway using third-party delivery platforms.

The Dine & Discover NSW initiative has been extended until 31 August 2021 to allow people more time to use their vouchers.

View the media release: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/major-new-covid-19-support-package-to-help-tens-of-thousands-of-businesses-across

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Major new COVID-19 support package to help tens of thousands of businesses across NSW

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The package includes grants of between $5000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, an extension of the Dine & Discover program to 31 August and the ability for people to use Dine & Discover vouchers for takeaway delivered directly to their home by the venue itself.

Three different grant amounts will be available for small businesses depending on the decline in turnover experienced during the restrictions – $10,000 for a 70 per cent decline, $7000 for a 50 per cent decline and $5000 for a 30 per cent decline.

Businesses will be able to apply for the grants through Service NSW from later in July and will need to show a decline in turnover across a minimum two-week period after the commencement of major restrictions on June 26.
To read the full media release please click on the link here

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