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More information about the steps towards easing industry restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne is available on the Victorian Government roadmaps website.
Step One business restrictions, businesses in Melbourne can only operate for on-site operations if they are a Permitted Work Premises. Permitted Work Premises must have a completed COVIDSafe Plan to continue their operation.
More information about the steps towards easing industry restrictions for regional Victoria is available on the Victorian Government roadmaps website.
Creating your COVIDSafe Plan is not complicated, but it will protect your staff, customers, and visitors. It also supports you in preparing for a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace.
Creating a COVIDSafe Plan
Permitted Work Premises must have a completed COVIDSafe Plan to continue their operation in metropolitan Melbourne.
Your COVIDSafe Plan must set out:
- Your actions to help prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
- The level of face-covering or personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your workforce
- How you will prepare for, and respond to, a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
- This plan must demonstrate how you will meet all of the requirements set out by the Victorian Government. Some higher-risk industries or workplaces have additional requirements of employers and employees.
Workplace attendance register
High Risk COVIDSafe Plan
If you are a high-risk industry (construction, warehousing and distribution, supermarket and medical distribution centres) your COVIDSafe Plan must be complemented by a High Risk COVIDSafe Plan if you operate in metropolitan Melbourne.
If you are an abattoir or meat processing (including seafood and poultry), you must complete a High Risk COVIDSafe Plan regardless of where you operate in Victoria.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and the Industry Coordination Centre
The Business Victoria website and hotline provide information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.