Business owners on the Central Coast are being encouraged to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing medical equipment for NSW.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the global pandemic had caused significant shortages in medical and hygiene products.
“Unprecedented worldwide demand of much-needed medical and hygiene products means traditional suppliers aren’t able to even fill urgent orders in NSW,” Mr Crouch said.
“I’m calling on any Central Coast business that has spare capacity or can adjust their production lines to become an official supplier for the NSW Government and help fill the gap.
“We all need to play a part in fighting COVID-19 and I would encourage local businesses to consider contributing in this way.”
The products urgently required are:
Mr Crouch said this was also a great way for businesses, who may be seeing a downturn due to COVID-19, to adapt and remain strong during these uncertain times.
“Not only will this boost supplies of medical and hygiene products, it will also help local businesses diversify and keep as many workers in a job as possible,” Mr Crouch said.
Central Coast business owners are urged to register their interest online at www.nsw.gov.au or by calling the COVID-19 hotline on 13 77 88.