Guides and Downloadables

Guide: Coronavirus Employer Guide

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been the dominating news topic of 2020 so far. Australian health officials maintain that, at this point, the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains relatively low in all parts of Australia.

To assist we have set out this information booklet in a way to address the key safety and employment issues, outlining the base position and then additional questions that may arise.


Guide: Stand Down Toolkit

Whether the option of standing down employees is available is very fact dependent and an employer should exercise the option cautiously.

This guide will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision as to whether to enact a stand down and if so, how.


Guide: COVID-19 Employer Guide

The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry has designed this guide to provide a general overview around what financial and regulatory relief governments are providing to businesses affected by COVID-19 and their employees, as well as answering some of the more common questions that are arising for businesses.


Guide: COVID-19 WH&S Guide

With the arrival of COVID-19 our working and home lives have changed enormously. While many have shifted to home-based work, there remains a significant number of people continuing to go to work. This COVID-19 WHS Guide provides information for business on actions to provide a safe workplace and keep workers and others they come in contact with safe and healthy. Developed by CCIQ member Kitney.


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Policies: Coronavirus Workplace Policies & Templates

We have compiled a pack of templates, policies and assessments to provide your business with the framework to support healthy workplaces during the outbreak.

  1. Working from home overview > Download
  2. Home workplace inspection > Download
  3. Working from home agreement > Download
  4. Health and safety workplace policy > Download
  5. Unpaid leave policy > Download
  6. Workplace hygiene policy > Download
  7. Business continuity template > Download

Templates: Reducing or Varying Hours of Work & Workplace Change

Be practically prepared for the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on your workplace with the following workplace templates. Normally valued at $250, you'll receive this entire pack for free.

  1. Consultation Letter (hospitality, clerks, restaurant award) > Download
  2. Consultation Letter (other) > Download
  3. Notice to consult about major workplace changes > Download
  4. Agreed change in hours of work > Download
  5. Checklist - how to consult regarding major workplace changes > Download

Policies: Cashing and Paying Out Annual Leave

Be practically prepared for the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on your workplace with the following workplace policies & templates. Normally valued at $60, you'll receive this entire pack for free.

  1. Agreement to pay out annual leave > Download
  2. Agreement to cash out annual leave > Download

Guide: Managing your digital spend (CCIQ Corporate Sponsor REDD Digital)

Often when a slowdown happens, businesses begin to cut back in various areas, including their digital spend. To help put you on the right track and ensure you don’t negatively impact your business, REDD have put together some recommendations to manage your business's digital spend during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.