If there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 at your workplace, Queensland Health will be notified by the medical professional who confirms the diagnosis. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 as diagnosed by a medical practitioner and arising out of the conduct of the business or undertaking:
- that requires the person to have immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital; or
- to which the carrying out of work is a significant contributing factor, including any infection that is reliably attributable to carrying out work that involves providing treatment or care to a person, or that involves contact with human blood or bodily substances.
WHSQ is continuing to respond to all requests for advice or assistance on COVID-19 related matters and our inspectors continue to ensure businesses are complying with requirements to prevent exposure to unacceptable health and safety risks.