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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Actions that should be taken by employers and workers to ensure workplace hygiene and cleanliness is achieved to the standard necessary to protect people against COVID-19 infection. Includes compliance advice, guides, templates, links to other COVID-19 websites and answers to common workers’ compensation questions.

Keeping your workplace safe, clean and healthy during COVID-19

You must take action to protect workers and others at the workplace from the risk of exposure to COVID-19 so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes implementing the public health measures issued by health authorities including Queensland Health and the Australian Government Department of Health. It is vital that you consult with and communicate with workers and their health and safety representatives (HSRs) on workplace measures to address COVID-19.

  • Put in place a plan to respond to COVID-19
  • Implement measures to keep workers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19

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Obligations for workers

  • You must take reasonable care for your own health and safety and the health and safety of others in your workplace.
  • You must co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure that relates to health or safety at the workplace.

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COVID Safe Businesses

Unite and recover

Guidance for businesses wanting to understand the COVID Safe Businesses framework and how industries can submit Industry COVID Safe Plans for approval to operate with more customers than the baseline restrictions in the Roadmap to Easing Restrictions.

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WorkCover Queensland update

WorkCover QueenslandWorkCover is here to support our customers and address their needs during this time.

We have some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help workers, employers, and providers with general questions regarding both COVID-19 claims, and existing workers' compensation claims that are not COVID-19 related.

Read WorkCover Queensland FAQs

Advice and services

Queensland Governnment COVID-19 updates and alerts
https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/
For COVID-19 related health advice, Government actions, resources and translations.

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Latest stakeholder bulletin

Safe Work Australia
COVID-19 Information for workplaces

COVID-19 Work Health and Safety
Hotline: 1300 005 018

Advice for employers on managing the risks of COVID-19 – your duties and managing a clean and hygienic workplace.

Fair Work Ombudsman: 13 13 94
www.fairwork.qld.gov.au
For private sector wages, leave, dismissal, stand down and employee entitlement advice.

COVID-19 Workplace Relations Referral Service 1300 003 519
For long service leave, child employment, trading hours and public holiday advice.

Queensland Health: 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Urgent help

Need urgent help with mental health support, or experiencing financial hardship? Please see information on some of the services available to help.

Last updated 11 June 2020