COVID-19- COVID SAFE PLAN GUIDANCE FOR VICTORIAN BUSINESSES FOR STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS
Business Victoria has just released guidance and fact sheets for businesses to assist in creating a COVID Safe Plan that will be legally required if your operations can remain open during the Stage 4 restrictions. This information can be accessed by clicking here.
There are Fact Sheets for Employers and Employees, as well as a range of links to relevant Department of Health and Human Services information to assist businesses in:
preventing infection in the workplace;
preparing for a case of COVID-19 in the workplace;
planning and responding to cases of COVID-19; and
cleaning and disinfecting to reduce COVID-19 transmission.
WorkSafe Victoria information is also included for:
managing COVID-19 risks - face coverings in the workplace.
It is also important for businesses to be aware that there is a legal obligation to immediately notify WorkSafe Victoria after becoming aware that:
an employee, independent contractor, employee of the independent contractor or self-employed person has received a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; and
the employee, independent contractor, employee of that independent contractor or self-employed person has attended the workplace within the relevant infection period.
The WorkSafe Victoria notification can be accessed by clicking here.
If you need urgent advice or assistance in managing the impact of Coronavirus in your workplace, please contact IR Legal Solutions to discuss.
This content is not be a substitute for legal advice and is for information only. Employers should obtain advice that is specific to their circumstances and business operations, and not rely on this publication as legal advice.