It’s been a long nine months but as we continue to see coronavirus cases in Victoria drop, it’s time to start returning to a new COVID normal.
But what does this look like? Even though we are seeing restrictions eased across the state, we still have to follow the preventative measures put in place to avoid another outbreak.
As a result of the 2020 pandemic, it is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place to ensure they are meeting their obligations.
Businesses must have a plan in place that addresses the six key principles of a COVIDSafe workplace:
- Ensure physical distancing
- Wear a face mask
- Practice good hygiene
- Keep records and act quickly
- Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
- Create workforce bubbles
Random spot checks for Melbourne and regional Victorian businesses are taking place to ensure compliance with significant penalties in place for businesses that fail to comply.
The Vic.Gov.Au | Coronavirus website has a number of helpful templates and documents that businesses can access to help them meet their obligations. The website contains industry specific information, frequently asked questions and a number of other valuable resources.
If your business is looking at returning to a new normal, we encourage you to take the time to create and implement an effective COVIDSafe Plan. It’s about working together and supporting each other to get through these challenging times.
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