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Getting back to work in a COVID safe way

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

Services open for business

Easing of restrictions over the coming months will see more businesses, industries and services getting back to normal operations.

What you can and can't do under the rules

Follow the rules and stay safe whether you are working, visiting family and friends, or going out.

Fee and licence relief

The NSW Government is waiving a range of licence and permit fees for businesses for 12 months.

All NSW businesses and workers need to:

SafeWork Australia guiding principles

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

For employers and business owners

How to make your business COVID safe

Information for employers and business owners to make sure your workplaces and premises are COVID safe.

Working from home guidance for employers

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

Occupational violence and customer aggression

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

For employees and workers

How to stay COVID safe at work

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

Working from home guidance for workers

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

Four square metre rule

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

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: 22 May 2020

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