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.
Sector guidance outlines the requirements businesses need to apply to safely operate in accordance with restrictions.
Sector guidance is available for:
Factsheets for cleaning guidelines
COVIDSafe Principles for business
- practice physical distancing, where possible
- wear a
- practise good hygiene
- keep electronic records and act quickly
- avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
- create workforce bubbles.
- abattoirs and meat processing facilities
- poultry processing facilities
- seafood processing facilities
- supermarket distribution facilities (metropolitan Melbourne only)
- chilled distribution facilities for perishable food (metropolitan Melbourne only)
- ports of entry
- gyms (with cardio and strength training facilities) when staffed*
- casinos and gaming rooms**
COVID Marshals are recommended for:
- distribution centres (where they are not mandatory)
- horticulture operations using seasonal workers for seasonal horticultural work
- care facilities
- commercial cleaning services
- commercial passenger vehicle services
- supermarket distribution facilities (regional Victoria)
- chilled distribution facilities for perishable food (regional Victoria)
- Have a in place that is regularly updated.
- of all workers, subcontractors, customers and clients attending the work premises for 15 minutes or longer (certain exemptions will apply).
- of shared workspace or in shared areas.
- The employer(s) must maintain a record of all workers who work across multiple work premises.
- If a worker is unwell, send them home and ask them to be tested. They must stay home until they have received their result. for workers who need to self-isolate or quarantine.
- Report any positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Department of Health and Human Services, WorkSafe, health and safety representatives, and notify your workforce. You should not disclose the identity of the person with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) to other workers unless the person has given you permission to do so.
- Regularly clean your facilities, shared spaces and provide additional cleaning supplies.
- Undertake risk assessments for cleaning and the potential closure of your workplace in certain situations.
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.
Reviewed 18 June 2021