How to safely re-open your business

Updated on 17 November 2020.

A summary of restrictions currently in place can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.

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How to create a COVIDSafe workplace

It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan. For information and resources to help your business prepare a COVIDSafe Plan, visit

Business and industry in Victoria must operate based on six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces:

  • ensure physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • wear a face mask
  • practice good hygiene
  • keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell
  • avoid interactions in close spaces
  • create workforce bubbles.

Download the How to create a COVIDSAFE workplace fact sheet

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Industry restart guidelines

The Industry Restart Guidelines outline the requirements businesses need to apply to safely operate in accordance with the easing of restrictions. Find the guidelines for your industry.

What to do if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 at work

  • Go home and do not go to work
  • Get tested
  • Financial support is available while you wait for test results
  • Only return to work once you have received a negative test result

Download the What to do if a worker is feeling unwell fact sheet.

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What to do if a worker tests positive for COVID-19

Download the  What to do if a worker tests positive fact sheet.

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