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COVIDSafe workplaces

Information and resources to help you and your employees stay physically and mentally well in the workplace during coronavirus (COVID‑19).

The Victorian Government has announced that every Victorian business must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to check-in their workers, customers and visitors, with some limited exemptions. 

For customer-facing venues and workplaces, such as hospitality venues and retailers, it is already mandatory to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service.

For businesses that have not previously been mandated to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service prior to Thursday 11:59pm 10 June 2021 an enforcement amnesty is in place until Thursday 11:59pm 1 July 2021. 

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is undertaking consultation with businesses and industry to ensure business feedback is part of the implementation process.

Offices and non-public indoor work settings

Organisations and employers who are responsible for a workplace should take these actions now to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Full details can be found at the Preventing infection workplace coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Victoria's coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are enforceable with on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses.

If you have any questions about your business’s ability to open under current restrictions you can contact Business Victoria's coronavirus hotline by calling 13 22 15 or using Contact Us form. Subscribe to the Business Victoria Update to stay up-to-date with the latest advice for your business.

For the latest advice and resources on coronavirus (COVID-19), see the Victorian Government DHHS coronavirus page.

Employee entitlements

The Fair Work Act does not have specific rules where employees are delayed overseas or in quarantine, so employees and employers need to come to their own arrangement. This may include:

  • taking sick leave if the employee is sick
  • taking annual leave
  • taking any other leave available to them (such as long service leave or any other leave available under an award, enterprise agreement or contract of employment)
  • arranging any other paid or unpaid leave by agreement between the employee and the employer.

You can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 for further information.

COVIDSafe app

If you have staff who must attend the workplace, encourage the use of the Australian Government's COVIDSafe app which speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) as a measure to protect your staff and customers.

Free infection control training

Free, short, accredited training is available to help staff identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the workplace. Free infection control training will help businesses prepare to safely reopen and ensure their customers and workforce are protected.

Safety for Workers resources 

Information for workers to help them understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and where to find support and information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Reviewed 18 June 2021

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support

The Business Victoria hotline provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15

Contact Business Victoria

24/7 Coronavirus Hotline

If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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