Updated COVID-19 resources on Safe Work Australia website

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Safe Work Australia has overhauled its COVID-19 online resources with added chapters on managing workplace risks arising from the pandemic and related information such as preparing workers for COVID-19, with information on emergency planning, consultation and workplace entitlements; what to do if a worker is diagnosed with the disease, with a step-by-step guide and helpline information for all states and territories; how to work from home safely; and employers' duties to protect the psychological health of workers during the pandemic. There are also four new fact sheets on minimising the exposure risk of office workers.

The webpage also outlines workers' duties and obligations, and advises on workers' compensation matters relevant to COVID-19.

The new fact sheets are:

Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19: Office workers;
Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the building and construction industry;
COVID-19: WHS advice for small business; and
COVID-19: WHS advice for workers.

SWA also advises duty holders to refer to the Federal Government's COVID-19: Essential information site.