Health, safety and wellbeing


Updated 27 October 2020, 3:45pm

Employers have a duty of care to do what they can, within reason, to protect staff from COVID-19. These include communicating the Department of Health’s hygiene and self-isolation guidelines to staff and knowing which of your staff has a higher risk of serious illness from contracting the virus.

Working from home and in the workplace

Introducing work-from-home set ups wherever possible, varying shifts/breaks or flexing hours to reduce staff contact and splitting up offices and holding meetings online to reduce physical proximity will all help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For signage and posters for the workplace, click here.


An important resource in fighting COVID-19 is the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe App designed to track cases of coronavirus and contain outbreaks. Bookmark the Health Department website to stay up to date with the latest advice.

Reasons to leave your home

From 11.59pm Tuesday 27 October, there are no restrictions on reasons to leave your home in metropolitan Melbourne, however you must remain with 25km of your home (with exceptions). From 11.59pm Sunday 8 November, the 25km travel restriction will be removed.

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 16 September, there are no restrictions on reasons to leave your home in regional Victoria. Further information can be found through the Department of Human Health and Services.

Mental health and wellbeing

These difficult times will also have an effect on the mental health of you and your staff, and there are resources to help. Our expert Health Safety and Wellbeing team have put together some videos to help support yourself and staff through this time. Check the videos out here

Government assistance

Tools and resources

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