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Business Australia have some good suggestions for how to deal with the COVID -19 recovery process. Including planning for how your business will safely bounce back.
Create a COVID-19 Safe Workplace
We are now seeing success across the country to flatten the curve and reduce the COVID-19 impact. This is a promising sign as many businesses have had to significantly adapt to the changed circumstances brought on by COVID-19.
Managing the risk of contracting COVID-19 needs to be the number one priority – and the key focus of a COVID Safe plan. That risk arises from exposure to colleagues or from interactions with contractors, customers, clients, suppliers and members of the public.
Businesses should be working now on developing COVID Safe plans to transition back to the workplace. Those plans need to assess the unique risks posed to employees and the work environment, and identify those workers at greatest risk due to their duties or being in a vulnerable worker category.
The plans should clearly identify how the risks of exposure of workers to COVID-19 arise, their likelihood, the control measures for dealing with those risks, and how the measures will be reviewed and adjusted either periodically or by a trigger event.
For more information on the payment, read the Australian Government’s fact sheet.