The health and safety of your employees should always be a priority. So, as restrictions begin to ease, it’s absolutely vital for you to create a safe working environment for your staff. To help, we’ve gathered information for each state to help you with your return to the office, so that you’re aware of what is expected of you as an employer.
These principles have been agreed and implemented by governments through the National Cabinet. They cover WHS, hygiene, transmission, prevention and more.
Australian Capital Territory
This website addresses how to minimise risk and workplace stress to ensure staff remain mentally and physically healthy during this time.
This website has industry specific advice for an array of industries including, real estate, retail, construction, healthcare and more.
In addition, I would also recommend reviewing guidelines for specific industry bodies relevant to your business as guidelines may vary considerably across industries. We also suggest reviewing guidance from your local council for further clarity in your area.
New South Wales
The following website provides useful case studies regarding management of COVID-19 in different workplaces.
This page answers questions related to health and hygiene, social distancing, travel, working from home and protective equipment.
This website has a variety of information from guidance, steps and useful resources that can help reduce workplace mental ill health during COVID-19.
The recommended measures that are provided on this website will ensure both employees and customers are kept safe in a retail space during this time.
The following website addresses the importance of physical distancing and how to manage it in a workplace, at home, in schools and in public.
This website provides industry specific guidelines and checklists that are relevant to the different stages of NTs COVID safe plan.
This website will ensure employers are prepared to combat COVID-19 in their workplace.
This website has a variety of useful resources that can be used to keep staff in the office informed about what is required of them during this time.
This website has up-to-date information regarding restrictions and provides employers with advice and checklists that will step them through COVID safe business planning.
This PDF has information on providing the safest work environment possible for staff via general cleaning processes, routine cleaning, disinfecting and PPE.
This website has information regarding planning considerations, reducing risk, vulnerable employees, precautions and the prevention of COVID-19.
This website provides mental health support lines and advice to ensure employers are aware of how to support their staff during this time.
The information provided on this website covers minimum standards, COVID safe workplace guidelines and COVID safety plans.
This website covers everything from what employers should tell their staff, what to do with those who have travelled recently, general workplace cleaning, quarantining guidelines and industry specific advice.
This website provides knowledge on how to explain and manage gatherings and physical distance in a workplace.
This website provides information regarding cleaning, PPE, preventing infectious disease in a workplace and more.
This website is a guide for employers on how to manage and prevent COVID-19 in a workplace. It also offers information tailored to specific industries.
The following website has a variety of tools and information tailored to specific industries to ensure every employer is doing what they can to ensure their staff stay safe during this time.
The following PDF addresses social distancing and infection control in a workplace.
Advanced cleaning is now recommended in every workplace. This PDF provides guidance on how to keep a workplace clean for the safety of staff.
This website covers everything from changes of restrictions, COVID safety guidelines and plans, returning to work tips and general advice for employers.
Your returning to the office checklist
To ensure your transition back into the office is both safe and efficient, download our return to work checklist.