Wednesday 1st April, 2020
LOCAL businesses across the Lismore Electorate are being encouraged to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing much-needed medical equipment for New South Wales.
State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the unprecedented global demand on medical supplies had seen traditional suppliers now unable to fill urgent orders to service NSW.
“Hand sanitiser, hand wash soap, gloves, cleaning products, protective clothing, masks, eyewear and paper products are now in such high demand,” Ms Saffin said.
“The NSW Government is calling on local businesses in the Lismore City, Kyogle, Tenterfield Shire and Tweed Shire LGAs to convert their production lines to make these products to fill the gap.
“I know that some local distillers and brewers are already making hand sanitiser.”
The products required urgently include:
- Hand sanitiser
- Hand wash soap
- Cleaning products
- Protective clothing
- Paper products
Ms Saffin said this is also a great way for businesses who may be seeing a downturn in business due to COVID-19 to adapt and remain strong during these uncertain times.
“This is a way for businesses to diversify and keep as many workers in a job as possible,” Ms Saffin said.
Local businesses who are able to join the fight against COVID-19 are urged to register their interest at www.nsw.gov.au