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Managing coronavirus COVID-19 WHS

Updated 9 July 2020

With stage 3 lockdowns reintroduced across the Greater Melbourne area, all States have revised travel exemptions and quarantine requirements when travelling from COVID-19 affected regions. Updated information about border restrictions and travel permits for all States and Territories is available at the links below.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease in other locations around the country and more staff return to work, companies still need to manage infection risks. Businesses should regularly reassess their controls and apply caution as they ease them.

Hand washing and sanitising of work spaces and equipment remains extremely important as is encouraging workers to stay away from work if they are feeling unwell.

Updated workplace and general advice resources to manage infection risks are available from the following sources:

Border restrictions and permits

ACT Government – Travelling to and from other states
NSW Government – Border entry permit
NT Government Travel and quarantine exemptions
QLD Government – Border declaration pass
SA Police – Cross border travel
TAS Government – Border restrictions
VIC Government Border restrictions
WA Government Border restrictions


Australian Government – Department of Health – Information for employers
Safe Work Australia – Information for workplaces
Safe Work AustraliaWhat to do if a worker has COVID-19 – Infographic
WorkSafe ACT – Information for businesses
SafeWork NSW – Business advice
NT WorkSafe – Advice on COVID-19
Business Queensland – Business continuity planning
WorkCover Queensland – Workplace risk management
SafeWork SA – COVID-19 workplace information
WorkSafe Tasmania – Advice and employer responsibilities
WorkSafe Victoria – Exposure to coronavirus in workplaces
WA DMIRSPreparing the workplace
WA DMIRSWhat to do if a worker has COVID-19
WA DMIRSEmployers: Looking after employee mental health
WA DMIRSEmployees: Looking after your mental health

General information pages

Australian Government – Department of Health – Health alert
Australian Government – Department of Health – Resources for the general public and industry
NHMRC – How to wash hands
World Health Organization
ACT Health
NSW Health
NT Department of Health
QLD Health
SA Health
TAS Department of Health
VIC Department of Health and Human Services
VIC Department of Health and Human Services – COVID-19 interactive self-assessment
VIC Government – COVID-19 restrictions
WA Department of Health

Are you an employer? Read article ‘Employer responses to COVID-19’ here.

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Call 1300 889 198 or Email mesafety@mea.asn.au