Mining sector guidance

Sector guidance for the Mining business within Victoria.

Victoria to further relax COVIDSafe Settings

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of COVIDSafe settings from 11.59pm Friday 9 April.

For more information, see the statement from the Minister for Health.


Mining services businesses must abide by current restrictions, which are summarised below.

All businesses or workplaces with on-site operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan and have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of workers, clients, contractors and the general public.

Current restrictions for mining services

Updated: 1 March 2021

    • all workplaces with on-site operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan in place 
    • home-based businesses must also have a COVIDSafe Plan.  
    • Unless workplace- specific capacity limits apply, any shared space, or publicly accessible space, in a workplace must apply a density quotient of one person per two square metres when electronic record- keeping capability is in place, such as the Victorian Government QR Code Service. If electronic record- keeping is not used, a density quotient of one person per four square metres applies. See relevant sector guidance information for workplace specific capacity limits. 
  • Record keeping applies to all Victorian workplaces. 

    • employers must keep a record of all workers and visitors who attend the workplace for longer than 15 minutes, including first name, contact number, date and time of visit and areas of the workplace visited 
    • employers are strongly encouraged to use electronic record keeping for this purpose. This includes the Victorian Government’s QR Code Service
    • employers must keep records to show compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions. This includes keeping logs created during the time of directions being in force in line with record keeping requirements, including work premises rosters, time and attendance records and payroll data.
    • You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. 
    • Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies. 
    • For a full list of settings where masks continue to be mandatory, see: Face masks
    • where a workplace has a publicly accessible space, employers must display signage at each public entry to each indoor and outdoor space, indicating maximum capacity, and face mask restrictions where required.
    • employers should ensure shared spaces and public spaces are cleaned with disinfectant regularly, with high-touch surfaces cleaned at least twice each day. Shared equipment should be cleaned between uses 
    • for more information, visit: Preventing infection in the workplace.

Reviewed 01 March 2021

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