Good to Go - a safe reopening of the economy

May 15, 2020

The Business Council of Australia is backing a new coordinated business campaign to keep people safe as the economy starts to reopen by making sure we are all ‘good to go’.

Good to Go is about starting Australia up again, finding the road out - getting yourself, your business and the economy moving.

Businesses, both big and small, have been busy adapting their workplaces and processes to ensure they are COVIDSafe. Safe Work Australia has also published return to work guidelines for businesses to follow, but that is not all of the solution. It is now up to each of us as individuals – either as customers, employers, employees or suppliers – to play our part, and that means following those three simple steps.

The Good to Go campaign provides the entire business community with a coordinated voice that allows us to get three simple health messages out to our teams.

By doing this, we can have confidence that it is safe to go back to work, go to the shops and get the country moving again.

By continuing to follow the advice of health officials, Good to Go means we can all do our part in protecting the health and safety of workers, customers, and suppliers as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

We are encouraging all employers to join the Good to Go campaign and share these important messages with their teams.

 

Join the campaign

1. Promote Good to Go on your social media platforms using the free assets form below.

2. Download the COVIDSafe App.

The Business Council of Australia is backing a new coordinated business campaign to keep people safe as the economy starts to reopen by making sure we are all ‘good to go’.

Good to Go is about starting Australia up again, finding the road out - getting yourself, your business and the economy moving.

Businesses, both big and small, have been busy adapting their workplaces and processes to ensure they are COVIDSafe. Safe Work Australia has also published return to work guidelines for businesses to follow, but that is not all of the solution. It is now up to each of us as individuals – either as customers, employers, employees or suppliers – to play our part, and that means following those three simple steps.

The Good to Go campaign provides the entire business community with a coordinated voice that allows us to get three simple health messages out to our teams.

By doing this, we can have confidence that it is safe to go back to work, go to the shops and get the country moving again.

By continuing to follow the advice of health officials, Good to Go means we can all do our part in protecting the health and safety of workers, customers, and suppliers as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

We are encouraging all employers to join the Good to Go campaign and share these important messages with their teams.

 

Join the campaign

1. Promote Good to Go on your social media platforms using the free assets form below.

2. Download the COVIDSafe App.

Support the campaign

Support the campaign to get Australia moving by emailing your local members of Parliament today.
    To do list:
    • By Christmas, the state borders are open and there are clear national protocols in place for arrivals and departures, quarantining, local containment, and digital tracking and tracing
    • Careful and gradual reopening of international borders with priority given to:
      • returning Australians
      • international students, signalling to them we will be open for term one next year subject to agreed protocols for quarantining
      • targeted skilled visas for high demand workers to support business growth in Australia
    • Targeted visas aligned to the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce
    • Establish a nationally consistent, risk-based approach to quarantine
    • Establish a process to identify and begin negotiating safe travel corridors with low risk countries

    State border closures have seen passenger numbers on Australia’s busiest air routes plummet 91 per cent since March, crippling the aviation sector and causing harmful knock-on effects in tourism and hospitality.

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    The economic fallout from the shutdown of domestic aviation over the past seven months is $17 billion and $61 billion for international flights.
    More than 34,000 people nationwide have been affected by job losses and furloughed positions. The fallout includes widespread job losses across the aviation sector including airlines, airports, catering, ground handling and transport services.

    We can’t afford to be left behind and miss out on opportunities to establish safe travel corridors with other low-risk countries who have also managed the virus well.

    Passenger aircraft carry much more than people.

    International aviation generates about $100 billion a year in export revenue and supports about 515,000 jobs across the country.

    Putting a nationally agreed plan in place for international travel will allow us to ramp up this critical sector once we get the green light. This is not a temporary problem for Australia. If we fail to begin carefully reopening, we will miss out.

    Support the campaign to get Australia moving by emailing your local members of parliament today.

    Authorised by J. Clark for the Business Council of Australia of 120 Collins St, Melbourne.