Home / NEWS / Managing coronavirus COVID-19 WHS

Managing coronavirus COVID-19 WHS

Updated 5 May 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe – and as more cases are identified in Australia ­– regulators have updated their advice to help businesses manage health and safety risks.

Updated workplace and general advice resources are available from the following sources:


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
WA Department of Health

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