A message from the CEO – Coronavirus (COVID 19) response

To all of our valued members,

With the ever-changing environment and circumstances the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused nationally, the Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry want to reassure our members and the business community of Broome and the West Kimberley, that you will continue to have our support during this difficult time.

BCCI Events

The BCCI will still be hosting and facilitating our events as scheduled.  We will be taking precautionary measures until otherwise advised to protect our members and participants in these events.  These measures include:

  • Visible signage of correct hygiene practices at events
  • Access to hand sanitiser at and during our events
  • Self-assessment notices prior to all BCCI events via direct email to participants
  • Suggested protocols instead of handshaking, etc
  • Other measures as required upon advice from the Australian Government Department of Health

We remind all event participants however,  if you are feeling sick, if you’re coughing or sneezing or if you’ve been in contact with anyone who has or is suspected of having the Coronarvirus, then please refrain from putting other members and business community representatives in an adverse situation.  We also remind all participants, should you be in the ‘high risk’ category as defined by the Australian Government Department of Health, please refrain from participating in our events to reduce your risk of contracting the virus.

BCCI Executive Committee & Staff

The BCCI will be implementing a new policy to ensure the safety of our staff, Executive Committee and visitors to the BCCI office. This policy will be adopted by the Committee at the next meeting (Wednesday 18 March 2020).

Support for Local Business

The BCCI understands that this may be a difficult time for our local businesses, community and region as a whole as uncertainty plagues the media.  With the recent announcement of the Federal Governments Coronavirus Stimulus Package and commitment by the WA Government to further support stimulus of tourism in regional WA under the #HolidayAtHome and #DoItInWA campaigns, we will supporting these campaigns and continue to promote the local region, local business members and the #ShopLocalBroome and #SpendItBroome to reinforce the importance of the economic stimulus package being used by individuals to support the local business community in the region.

We will continue to promote our local members to ensure the message of “supporting local businesses as local businesses support the local community” is clearly heard throughout the region.

As members of the BCCI, your membership includes membership to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA, where you can seek expert advice during this time, to manage staff, implement policies and procedures to ensure your business moves through this crisis.  The CCIWA have developed a mini-site with essential business information which will be updated often.  Please bookmark www.covid19.cciwa.com to ensure you are fully informed.  In addition, please bookmark the WA Health website for the latest, up-to-date information about the pandemic

We will continue to provide essential business advice via emails, website and social media platforms to assist your businesses through this difficult time and as always, are available to discuss further at the BCCI office.

 

Elaine Jolliffe

Chief Executive Officer

Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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