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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

Complete a COVID Safe Check for your business

Create and follow a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your business, then register to show customers that you’re committed to keeping them 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.

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.

Support to assist injured workers

  • 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.
  • The Recover at Work Assist program for small business continues to help employers overcome financial hardship when providing suitable work to help their worker recover at work.
  • The SIRA (State Insurance Regulatory Authority) COVID-19 hub includes a Small Business Assist tool that assists employers navigate their workers compensation obligations during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The SIRA (State Insurance Regulatory Authority) also provides a COVID-19 hub for injured workers and road users

Related apps

Speak Up Save Lives app logo

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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