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.
Six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces
Permitted workplaces must operate based on six COVIDSafe Principles.
Signs, posters and templates for your workplace
Download and display these signs and posters to promote a COVIDSafe workplace.
Record keeping for contact tracing - information for business
Information and advice for businesses and workplaces required to collect contact details from patrons.
About the free Victorian Government QR Code Service
The Victorian Government QR Code Service is free for all Victorian businesses, organisations, clubs and events. This service helps contact tracers to contain COVID-19 outbreak.
Additional Industry Obligations
High Risk COVIDSafe Plans are no longer mandatory, but there are additional requirements for some industries.
The COVID Marshal is an important role that makes sure workplaces are COVIDSafe at all times, protecting workers and members of the community.
Preventing infection in the workplace
How businesses can reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the workplace, including how best to clean and disinfect.
Confirmed case in the workplace
Information and advice for businesses who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace.
COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate
Rebates to help businesses cover the cost of cleaning a worksite, due to it being connected with someone suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus (COVID-19).
Two, four and eight square metre rules
Information on the two, four and eight square metre rules to prevent infection in the workplace
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medical Equipment and PPE Supplier Directories
Find local suppliers of PPE who can meet your business needs.
Register as a local manufacturer of medical supplies and PPE
Register your manufacturing business to help increase Victoria's supply of medical equipment and PPE in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Surveillance testing for high risk industries in regional Victoria
Employers in high risk industries must undertake surveillance testing.
Working from home - information for business
Information and advice for businesses who have staff working from home.
Offices and non-public indoor work settings
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 or using . to stay up-to-date with the latest advice for your business.
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.
If you have staff who must attend the workplace, encourage the use of the Australian Government's 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. 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