All Victorian businesses with more than five employees are required to have a COVID Safe Plan in place. Employers must complete their plan by 11:59pm on Friday 7 August.
Designed to help protect staff, customers and visitors, and to prepare for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in your workplace, your plan must set out:
- Your actions to help prevent the introduction of COVID-19 in your workplace
- The level of face-covering or personal protective equipment required for your workforce
- How you will prepare for, and respond to, a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in your workplace.
Your plan must be updated regularly to demonstrate how you will meet all of the requirements set out by the Victorian Government.
Further information and templates to help you create a plan are are available on the Business Victoria website
. You can also call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 for support.
DFA recommends that all Victorian businesses have a COVID Safe Plan regardless of size, while growers in other states should prepare their own version of a COVID-19 safety plan.