COVIDSafe Plans

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The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has made the directive that COVIDSafe plans are compulsory for all Victorian businesses, which has also included all Owners Corporations.

AESGs COVIDSafe Plans

Our COVIDSafe Plans have been developed to support businesses to maintain a COVIDSafe workplace and prepare for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Our COVID Safe Plans address the following key items:
  • Physical distancing
  • Face masks
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Record keeping
  • Interactions in enclosed spaces
  • Workforce bubbles

Owners Corporations

COVIDSafe Plans are compulsory for all Owners Corporations, regardless of their size, complexity, use of the building or their shared facilities.

Each plan must be available to all owners, residents, occupants or tenants of any given building, it is AESGs recommendation that it is installed in a prominent location within the common areas of each OC

Each OC must regularly review and update their plan to ensure that it meets current health advice and legal requirements. 

To be compliant with public health directives;

  • All Victorian businesses with on-site operations must complete a COVIDSafe Plan
  • The COVID Safe Plan should be developed in consultation with workers and any relevant Health and Safety Representatives
  • In addition to completing a COVIDSafe Plan, you are still required to meet your obligations under the Occupation Health and Safety Act 2004
  • You must comply with a request to present or modify your COVIDSafe Plan, if directed to do so by an Austhorised Officer or WorkSafe Inspector
  • In addition to the general restrictions for all businesses, some industries require additional obligations due to a higher transmission risk

Industry Information

Strata Community Australia (Vic) have developed guidelines and information for all its members - https://www.vic.strata.community/vic-covid-19