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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).

Offices and non-public indoor work settings

If you and your staff can work from home, you must work from home.

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 19 January 2021

Coronavirus Victoria

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and the Industry Coordination Centre

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 coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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