COVID-19 coronavirus: Business tools and information

Latest information and tools, including industry-specific COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines.

Last updated: 19 November 2020 at 10.26am

COVID Safety Guidelines and Plans 

COVID Safety Guidelines for Phase 4 have been updated. 

Business that were required to close under the Directions and are reopening for the first time in Phase 4 must complete a COVID Safety Plan. The COVID Safety Guidelines will help you complete your plan. The plan should be available for inspection upon request by an authorised officer. If your organisation has multiple premises, you must prepare a COVID Safety Plan for each one. 

WA businesses that reopened in earlier phases should ensure their COVID Safety Plans are updated and continue to be implemented, using the COVID Safety Guidelines.

For more information on what changes to restrictions mean for your business, see Phase 4 frequently asked questions


Returning to work

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Western Australians are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable. If you are concerned or unsure about returning to work, you should contact your employer.
If you are concerned about the safety of your workplace or unhappy with the conditions of your return to work, speak with your employer. If you’re still concerned after discussing the matter with your employer, you may wish to contact the following organisations for further advice:

  • Worksafe WA - 1300 307 877
  • Fair Work Ombudsman - 13 13 94
  • Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission - (08) 9420 4444
  • Australian Unions - 1300 486 466

General advice for employers

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  • Don’t send staff to be tested at either COVID clinics or through GP referrals unless they meet testing criteria.
  • Don’t send staff to COVID-19 clinics or GPs for medical clearances or certificates.
  • Encourage and practice quality personal hygiene, as you would in the winter flu season — this includes covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often with soap or sanitiser, and staying away from work if unwell.
  • Anyone instructed to self-isolate by a medical professional must take the request seriously and stay home to avoid putting others at risk. This means you don’t leave your property, go to work or school, go on outings or have visitors. The only time to leave the house is to seek medical attention.
  • Keep up to date with latest advice from the Department of Health.
Page reviewed 19 November 2020