The coronavirus has become, and will continue to be, one of the biggest challenges facing the refrigeration and air conditioning industry (RAC) in modern times.
This situation is changing quickly, and ARC are committed to keeping our industry up-to-date and informed with the most important information.
Financial support for small business
The Australian Government has announced financial support for businesses, including cashflow assistance, to combat the economic damage the coronavirus will cause for all Australians. Below are links to government websites that provide important information for businesses:
Advice for employers – employee welfare
The Fairwork Ombudsman has produced valuable information on workplace entitlements and employer obligations as it relates to businesses managing employee welfare during this time.
The Department of Health is providing up to the minute advice on how people can protect themselves and others.
The ARC has put in place measures to keep the RAC industry permit scheme operating on a 'business as usual' basis for you, with only minimal changes.
Some key points to note are:
With COVID-19 causing changes to the way you manage your health, work and home life, you have enough to worry about. That's why the ARC is working to ensure your licensing-related requirements aren't one of them. We will also continue to keep you informed of the most important business and employee support for the RAC industry.
If we can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The ARC Team.