Business Council backs Good to Go for a safe reopening of the economy

14 May 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’.

“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,’’ Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

Good to Go encourages Australians to:

  • Keep your distance - maintain social distancing wherever you go
  • Keep hygienic – wash, or sanitise, your hands every time you have been outside your home
  • Keep the app on – make sure you have downloaded the COVIDSafe app

“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.’’

“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.

“We are uniting behind the Good to Go campaign because it is an easy way for Australians to join in the safe reopening of the economy. This will allow business to get back to work and create the extra jobs we need to drive a strong recovery.

“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, not just Business Council members, and share these important messages with their teams.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, business has done everything it can to keep their workers safe and employed and protect the health of the community.

“People can have confidence that business is putting in place detailed COVIDSafe return to plans across their industries. This means we can continue to operate safely and get more people back to work as quickly as possible. The Good to Go campaign is an important part of this.

“Everyone has pulled together to contain COVID-19 and we’ll need the same focus, co-operation and determination to set ourselves up for a strong and safe recovery as restrictions ease.’’


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