Updated 4 February 2021, 12:00pm
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.
From 23 November, workplaces are permitted to bring back up to 25 per cent of its workforce to the office. For signage and posters for the workplace, click here.
Reasons to leave your home
From 11.59pm Sunday 8 November, there are no restrictions on reasons to leave your home in Victoria, however employers are encouraged to implement flexible working arrangements with staff.
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.
Tools and resources
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