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Getting back to work in a COVID Safe way

Help for businesses, employers and workers to make their workplaces safe.

Helping business get back to work

For employers and business owners

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COVID-19 Safety Plans

Show your commitment to keeping our community safe. Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and register as a COVID Safe business.

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Working from home guidance for employers

Workplace health and safety laws apply if your employees are working from home.

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Occupational violence and customer aggression

Practical steps businesses can take to deal with confrontations and prevent workplace violence.

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For employees and workers

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How to stay COVID Safe at work

Employees have an important role to play in keeping workplaces COVID safe.

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Working from home guidance for workers

Information and checklists to help you set up a safe work environment at home.

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4 square metre rule

Four square metre rule

How the four square metre rule applies to premises under public health orders.

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All NSW businesses and workers need to:

SafeWork Australia guiding principles

Safe Work Australia has established 10 guiding principles (PDF, 25.84 KB) to help businesses and workers maintain safe working environments through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Supporting injured workers

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is offering financial support, programs and advice to help get injured workers back into employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial support for employers

  • The Support4work grant offers $4,000 to help a small business manage the recovery at work of an injured person while the business recovers from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • The JobCover6 program offers financial incentive to employers who provide short-term work opportunities to help injured workers who are looking to gain new employment during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Connect2work program offers financial support to employers who provide work placements to assist workers who are unable to recover at their pre-injury workplace or are looking to gain new work skills during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tools, programs and advice


Related information

Related apps

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Speak Up Save Lives

Workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility. 

If you see something unsafe in your workplace, SafeWork NSW wants you to speak up and tell your boss. This app lets you report an unsafe work situation and it gives you the choice to remain anonymous. You can tag your location, include photos, and choose to be kept updated on the issue you’ve reported.

Last updated: 21 July 2020

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