This publication provides information on the incidence and nature of impacts due to COVID-19, as experienced by businesses operating in Australia. The survey was conducted between 22 April and 28 April 2020.
Topics covered in this release include:
- Business response to the JobKeeper Payment scheme;
- Anticipated adverse business impacts due to COVID-19;
- Business capital expenditure intentions.
The collection was conducted through a telephone based business survey between 22 April and 28 April 2020, with a sample size of 2,014 businesses. The final response rate was 60%.
This release forms part of the suite of additional products that the ABS is producing to measure the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Future information collected in this survey will evolve to maintain relevance in a changing environment.