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Your COVID-19 Safety Plan must address the matters required by the approved COVID-19 Safety Checklist.

The plans set out what businesses and organisations need to do to fulfil their obligations under public health orders and minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19 on their premises. 

Complete the relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan for your industry. You need to keep a copy of your plan and provide it when asked to an authorised person. 

Abattoirs and the meat processing industry

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, including hotels and accommodation on Lord Howe Island.


COVID-19 Safety Plan for your agriculture business or farm.

Beauty and other services

Including salon, hairdressing salons, spa, nail salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, massage parlours, tattoo studios, sex on premises venues, and sex services.

Community sport

COVID-19 Safety Plan for outdoor community sport.

Entertainment facilities

Including cinemas, drive-in cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

Construction and tradespeople

COVID-19 Safety Plan for your construction, trade or home maintenance business.

Food processing

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.

General practice and other primary health service providers

COVID-19 Safety Plan for general practices and other primary health service providers.

Gyms, indoor recreation and swimming pools

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.

Information and educational facilities

Including libraries, museums, galleries, zoos, reptile parks and aquariums.

Major recreation facilities

Including stadiums, showgrounds, racecourses, agricultural shows, and theme parks.

Manufacturing and warehousing

Including warehousing management, storage facilities and manufacturing operations.

Maritime operations

Including vessel operators.

Office environment (including call centres)

Including service centres and general office spaces.

Outdoor events

Including controlled outdoor events and COVID-19 safe outdoor gatherings.

Places of worship

Including churches, meeting houses, mosques, synagogues, temples or other places of worship.

Retail and auctions

Including auctions and open houses, betting agencies, non-food markets and retail and grocery.

Significant events

Including funerals, memorial services and wakes, weddings and receptions, and events in a residential property with more than 100 people.

Supermarket distribution centres

Including major hubs for the transport and distribution of groceries, food and beverage.

Taxis, hire cars and ride share services

COVID-19 Safety Plan for taxis, hire cars and ride share services.

Transport freight and logistics operations

Including logistics management, distribution, freight transport and operations.

Give feedback on a business or organisation

COVID Safe is a statewide program that helps to keep our community safe from COVID-19.

We want your feedback on how businesses are implementing COVID safety rules.

Penalties for breaching public health orders

Under the public health orders, it is mandatory for some types of business to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Authorised officers are making inspections of businesses to check compliance and are able to issue on-the-spot fines.

Penalties for breaching public health orders range up to $55,000, with a further $27,500 penalty possible for each day an offence continues.

For repeated non-compliance, businesses may be shut down for periods of up to a month.


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