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COVID-19: Latest news and support from the CEO

23 March 2020
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SAFC CEO Kate Croser.

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to reach out to provide you with an update on some of the measures the SAFC is taking to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on the SA Screen Sector.

As the situation has unfolded over the last week the SAFC Board and SAFC COVID-19 Management Team have been meeting regularly, and I have been speaking daily with members of our industry and Government to develop a coordinated response for industry.

We recognise that COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on businesses and practitioners across the sector.

The SAFC’s priority is to support the SA screen sector to survive this crisis, preserve as many jobs as possible, and be in a position to contribute to the recovery of the state’s economy once the emergency starts to ease.

We are exploring a range of measures based on feedback from industry, and have the following arrangements to share with you today:

As you may have seen from announcements over the weekend, the Federal Government is continuing to announce support measures across a range of industries and sectors, including social services. We recommend you review these support measures, and find out what might be available to you, at the online Coronavirus Information Hubs for the Australian Treasury and the Australian Department of Social Services.
 
Lastly, I would like to thank everybody who has sent through their feedback, questions and ideas to us so far. The SAFC team is working hard to collate business concerns from across the sector and I encourage all SA screen practitioners to continue communicating with us via email at programs@safilm.com.au

Please subscribe to the SAFC mailing list, stay tuned to our social media channels, and our website for regular updates on the SAFC’s response to COVID-19.

Take care of yourselves and each other.
Kate Croser
SAFC CEO

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