COVID-19 Safety Plans

Businesses and organisations can use Safety Plans to get back to work while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

SafeWork NSW must be notified if a worker contracts COVID-19 at work and is hospitalised or dies.

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Working together to stay safe

All employers or businesses have an obligation under work health and safety laws to  assess and manage the risk of COVID-19 to workers and customers.

COVID-19 Safety Plans outline actions to minimise the risk of a person with COVID-19 entering a workplace and spreading it to other people. 

When COVID-19 has been contracted at work, notification to SafeWork NSW is expected where the worker has required hospital treatment, or there has been a fatality.

Employers and businesses must comply with NSW public health orders and follow the business rules.

Resources and guidance for abattoirs and the meat processing industry to help create and maintain a safe environment for staff, customers and community.
Including caravan parks and camping grounds, hotels, backpackers, hostels and dormitory-style accommodation.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for your agriculture business or farm.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for amusement and play centres.
Including salon, hairdressing salons, spa, nail salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, massage parlours, tattoo studios, sex on premises venues, and sex services.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for outdoor community sporting activities with more than 1000 people.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for your construction, trade or home maintenance business.
Including cinemas, drive-in cinemas, theatres and concert halls.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for your food processing business.
COVID-19 safety plan if your business or industry does not have a specific safety plan, including crematoria and funeral homes.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for general practices and other primary health service providers.
Including indoor gyms, indoor recreation facilities including yoga, pilates and dance studios, martial arts training facilities, swimming pools, saunas and spas, and community centres and halls.
Including pubs and clubs, small bars, cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, casinos, karaoke bars, restaurants, cafes, food courts and other food and drink premises, function centres, nightclubs, strip clubs, commercial vessels and party buses.
Including libraries, museums, galleries, zoos, reptile parks and aquariums.
Including stadiums, showgrounds, racecourses, agricultural shows, and theme parks.
Including vessel operators.
Including service centres and general office spaces.
Including COVID-19 safe outdoor gatherings with more than 1000 people.
Including churches, meeting houses, mosques, synagogues, temples or other places of worship.
Including auctions and open houses, betting agencies, non-food markets and retail and grocery.
Including funerals, memorial services and wakes, weddings and receptions.
COVID-19 Safety Plan for taxis, hire cars and ride share services.
Including logistics management, distribution, freight transport and operations.
Including major hubs for the transport and distribution of groceries, food and beverage, warehousing management and storage facilities.


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