COVID – 19 Support Payments & Government Grants

Dear Clients,

With South Australia in a 7day lockdown from the 21st of July, there are significant impacts on many of you as business owners or as employees of industries unable to operate during this period. You may have also heard of payments and grants available to eligible businesses and individuals, and below is a summary with relevant links to help you navigate the process during this challenging time.

Summary Eligibility Resources/apply
Business Support Grant
Eligible SA small and medium businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 restrictions can access a one-off $3000 emergency cash grant and a one-off $1,000 emergency cash grant to help cover operating costs such as rent, power bills and suppliers.
To be eligible for the one-off $3,000 grant, a business must as at 12:01am Tuesday 20 July 2021:

  • Be located within SA
  • Employ people in SA
  • Have annual turnover of $75,000 or more in 2020-21 or 2019-20
  • Have a valid ABN and be registered for GST
  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $10 million in 2019-20
  • Have experienced at least a 30% reduction (compared to the week prior) in turnover due to the restricted trading conditions.

To be eligible for the one-off $1,000 grant, a non-employing business/sole trader must meet the criteria above excluding the employment requirement.

SA Treasurer announcement

SA Treasury information

Register interest at SA Treasury or email

COVID-19 Disaster Payment for non-regional SA Workers

Commonwealth Government’s $375 or $600 per week COVID-19 Disaster Payments

Income support for regional SA Workers or

The SA Government will provide fully-funded income support payments of up to $600 pw for eligible workers in regional SA, who live or work outside of the Commonwealth-declared ‘hotspot’ local government areas of Adelaide metro, Hills and Gawler areas

You are an Australian Resident or hold a Visa that gives you the right to work in Australia

  • You are 17 years old or older
  • You are not getting any Income Support Payments, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Dad and Partner Pay or Parental Leave Pay
  • You are not getting the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, a State or Territory Pandemic Payment or a State small business payment for the same period
  • You have lost income and don’t have any appropriate paid leave entitlements
  • Lost between 8 – 20 hours of work will be eligible for a $375-a-week Covid-19 Disaster Payment
  • Lost 20 hours, or more are entitled to receive $600-a-week during the period of the lockdown.

The payments will be made in arrears for the lockdown.

Applications for income support payments to eligible SA individuals outside the Commonwealth declared hotspots can be made from 28 July.

SA Treasurer announcement

Apply at Services Australia

The situation and information can change rapidly, and we will keep you updated as we hear. In the meantime, hope you are all keeping safe and warm.

Kind regards,

The team at Prespa

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