The Benalla Business Network through our COVIDSafe page to provide the information and resources to enable you to operate in compliance with COVIDSafe best practices.
You will find information in the PDF's attached on the authorised work places, workers and helth providers, check that you comply to these guidelines.
If you need assistance please contact us via email here
From 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October, there will be new settings for businesses across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
The Phase B settings under the Roadmap mean some businesses and venues can accommodate more customers and patrons, if all workers and customers are fully vaccinated. Preparation work may include cleaning, organising, arranging, ordering, setting up and implementing COVIDSafe measures ahead of attendance by customers.
For more information on industry restrictions, visit Business and Work or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.
It is important to ensure that your COVIDSafe plane ahs been reviewed and is up to date.
As an employer, when you become aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your workplace, you must respond quickly to limit further exposure and contain potential outbreaks.
If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your workplace, you must:
- Direct the worker to return home and isolate immediately, whether or not they have symptoms. Once home, the worker must wait for further instructions from the Victorian Department of Health.
- Notify the department by completing the Employer COVID-19 notification form (See attached form) and emailing . If the Department of Health has not contacted you within 24 hours of notification please call 1300 651 160.
- Notify your workers, suppliers and customers that there is a confirmed positive case.
- Notify WorkSafe and other relevant industry bodies.
It is important that as a business you act quickly and in a positive way.
For full details follow the link below
All workplaces require all visitors and workers to check-in using the free Service Victoria QR Code app with limited exceptions. This is to ensure that if a positive case visits the workplace, contact tracers can simply and rapidly access the details of everyone else who was there at the same time. Contact tracers can then let these people know they have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, and what actions to take.
To find out what exceptions there are and further information follow the link below:
Creating a COVIDSafe Plan
It is mandatory for every Victorian business with on-site operations to have a COVIDSafe Plan.
To ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring throughout Victoria.
Your COVIDSafe Plan must demonstrate:
Check out your industry catergory, there may be a template that will assist you to put your plan in place.
Note COVIDSafe Plans in other languages are available.
Find the latest updates related to COVID-19.
Information and resources to help you and your employees stay physically and mentally well in the workplace during coronavirus (COVID‑19).
It is important that you are aware of your compliance responsibilities in the workplace, visit the COVIDSave Workplaces for more information you will find this by following the link: