Coffs Harbour City Council shows ‘Coffs Coast Businesses Care’ program

Inside the Happy Frog with owner Kim Towner, showing her Coffs Coast Businesses Care sticker


Coffs Harbour City Council’s ‘Coffs Coast Businesses Care’ program helps local business owners comply with NSW Public Health Orders.

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Businesses can be involved in the free program by following the Federal Government’s 5 Step Process to keep COVID safe.

The steps include implementing physical distancing measures, being compliant with NSW Health, ensuring safe hygiene for staff and customers, working to industry clean guidelines and standards and creating and using a COVID Safe Plan for businesses.

Once this is in place, business owners can register with the ‘Coffs Coast Businesses Care’ initiative on to receive a Coffs Coast Businesses Care window sticker for display, COVIDSafe (government) posters covering hygiene and physical distancing, plus a digital button and banner images for online promotion.

Council’s 6 degrees platform provides support and resources for creating CovidSafe Plans and links to training, workshops and groups offering business assistance.

Council’s Environmental Health Officers are also engaging with local café and restaurant businesses as part of their community safety role to assist businesses comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

“Our primary purpose will be to work with, guide and assist business operators towards compliance with the NSW Government’s Public Health Orders,” said Robert Percival, Council’s Section Leader Compliance.

“We are also encouraging food businesses to add a free business listing to the Coffs Coast tourism website at – with more than 25,000 visitors to the website each month, it’s a great way to get your business seen,” added Fiona Barden, Council’s Section Leader Industry and Destination Development.


By Sandra MOON

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