Wellbeing of staff and visitor

Exclude staff, volunteers and visitors who are unwell

Provide staff with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning

Make staff aware of their leave entitlements if they are sick or required to self-isolate

Communicate regularly with staff to remind everyone that you should not attend work if unwell with respiratory symptoms or fever. Encourage testing of all staff with symptoms in line with advice from NSW Health

Physical distancing

Assign workers to specific workstations. If this is not practical, workstations and shared office equipment should be wiped down with disinfectant surface wipes between users

Use flexible working arrangement where possible, such as working from home or other locations

Consider physical distance or other controls to protect staff and visitors at physical interaction points such as counters or service desks, to maintain social distancing

Where reasonably practical, ensure staff maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing at all times (including at meal breaks)

Use telephone or video platforms for essential meetings where practical

Where reasonably practical, stagger start times and breaks for staff members to minimise the risk of close contact

Review regular deliveries and request contactless delivery and invoicing where practical

Most lifts can safely take 2-4 people provided people can stand apart; display signs near lifts to advise and recommend physical distancing

Hygiene and cleaning

Provide alcohol-based hand sanitiser at multiple locations throughout the workplace, including entry and exit points

Provide disinfectant surface wipes to clean workstations and equipment such as phones, keyboard and mouse

Clean surfaces thoroughly, particularly all high contact areas such as doors, handles, kitchen surfaces, bathroom surfaces, printers and lifts with appropriate cleaning agents

Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels, and consider putting up posters with instructions on how to wash hands

Clean frequently used areas at least daily with detergent or disinfectant

Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces several times per day

Maintain disinfectant solution at an appropriate strength and use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions

Staff are to wear gloves when cleaning and wash hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water

Record Keeping

Keep a record of name and a mobile number or mail address for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days. Ensure records and used for the purpose of tracing COVID-19 infections and are stored confidentially and securely

Make your staff and visitors aware of the COVIDSafe app and its benefits to support contact tracing if required

Co-operate with NSW Health if contracted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 at your workplace, and notify SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50