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WHS Regulators require employers to:

  • have a plan in place to respond to the issues created by the pandemic;
  • review their exposure and infection control policies and procedures, actively promote social distancing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and increase cleaning of common areas within the work environment;
  • develop and implement safe systems of work (in consultation with workers and/or their Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) that take into account directions and advice provided by health authorities; and
  • keep monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, relying on information from authoritative sources such as public health authorities.

The Pandemic Planning Guide (PDF) is a downloadable version of the COVID-19: Pandemic Planning Guide article

The purpose of this article is to:

  • provide a template for business to develop a Pandemic Preparation, Response and Recovery Plan;
  • enable businesses to determine their risk and take effective actions to reduce the risk of transmission of the disease on their workforce, customers and supply chain; and
  • help employer's to respond effectively in the event of positive contact while continuing to operate during the pandemic.

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