Latest COVID-19 Update: 25 March 2020 | NECA

Latest COVID-19 Update: 25 March 2020

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation changing daily, NECA SA/NT will be sending regular eAlerts and eNews with the latest information, advice, articles, documentation and advocacy updates that we hope will assist you and your business through this challenging time.  

Daily NECA Industry Update

Please click here to see the daily NECA Industry Update for 25 March 2020.


Advocacy - Payroll Tax

NECA calls for the State Governments to give businesses a ‘hand up, not a hand out’ by abolishing payroll tax. 

To download the media release for SA Government, click here > 
To download the media release for NT Government, click here >

COVID-19 Testing

There are dedicated COVID-19 clinics open across South Australia. The intention of these clinics is to alleviate the pressure our emergency departments are currently facing as a result of the pandemic. It is essential that a person only presents to these clinics for testing if one or more of the following applies;

  • You have travelled overseas in the past 14 days AND have symptoms.
  • You have travelled interstate in the past 7 days AND have new symptoms.
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case AND have symptoms.
  • You are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact AND have a fever (≥37.5) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat).

Click here to see the list of clinics in SA.

In the NT, testing is available in Darwin via the Public Health Unit. For other regions of the NT, you can find further information and contact numbers on the NT Government Coronavirus website here >


Template Letter for Clients

NECA have developed a template letter that members can issue clients regarding their business approach to Coronavirus. 

Members can simply login in to download their copy of the letter.  


Guide on Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19

NECA have developed a 'Guide on Business Continuity Planning' for members, especially for the small and medium sized businesses in Australia, to help them deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak. It is guided by the Australia Standard for Business Continuity Management System – Requirements (SS ISO 22301), and relevant advisories issued by the Department of Health and other Government agencies.

Members can simply login to download their copy of the guide. 


Social Media

We will be actively sharing and posting helpful articles, tips and latest news on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so we urge members to like/follow our pages to receive regular information and updates from NECA SA/NT. Links to our pages are:




Further Information and Assistance

Please contact the NECA SA/NT office on (08) 8272 2966 if you have further questions or concerns, we are here to help you through this difficult unprecedented time.

Members please be aware that due to a significant increase in the number of enquiries we are receiving specific to the pandemic, there may be a slight delay in our response time. We ask that you remain patient during this time as we work our way through the considerable number of queries coming in; our staff are doing their very best to stay on top of these changes, keep members informed and assist with individual member issues. We greatly appreciate your support during this challenging period, and we look forward to continuing to assist you through these difficult times.