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Hotels and accommodation

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your hotel or accommodation facility including backpackers, hostels and dormitory style accommodation.

Be COVID Safe. Stay in business.

How many people are allowed

Full details are provided in the physical distancing section of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.


Common areas Maximum capacity summary
Open plan communal areas, such as kitchens and BBQ areas, shared dining areas or showers One person per 4 square metres of space.

COVID-19 Safety Plans and COVID Safe registration

Having a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place will help minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19 on your premises.

Complete the plan in consultation with your workers, then share it with them.

Hotels and accommodation businesses should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can either:

  • use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters
  • keep using your existing plan, if you have one, after making sure it includes all the items in the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan


Things to note:

Lord Howe Island hotels and accommodation

There is a COVID-19 Safety Plan specifically for hotels and accommodation facilities on Lord Howe Island.

To help develop their safety plan, hotels and accommodation facilities on Lord Howe Island may need to refer to COVID-19 self-isolation and testing location alerts issued by:

They should also be aware of current COVID-19 areas of concern in Victoria.

COVID-19 Safety Plan - Lord Howe Island

Register as a COVID Safe business 

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register your business as COVID Safe.

Register as a COVID Safe business

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