Offices and non-public indoor work settings
If you and your staff can work from home, you must work from home.
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 19 January 2021