6 Nov 2020 – Restarting and operating COVIDSafe plans

Dear Executive

As we move towards COVID Normal, businesses and community facilities are being reminded about the importance of physical distance and hand hygiene when they reopen to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our team has prepared a range of materials, which are designed to be inclusive, and adaptable while sharing this important public health message. The materials include posters, signs and stickers to communicate key messages to workers and customers. By doing the right thing and taking these simple steps, we can help our favourite places to stay open. Our behaviour will make this work.

As part of our plan to support industry to safely reopen and get Victorians back to work, the Victorian Government has also developed a COVIDSafe Plan template to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.

Every Victorian business that is open for on-site operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan and more information is available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan.

As we move towards COVID Normal, Authorised Officers are now visiting businesses across Victoria to ensure compliance. Several Victorian Government regulatory agencies, including WorkSafe, are working together to ensure businesses are following the Chief Health Officer’s directions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We would appreciate your support by partnering with us to share these posters, signs and stickers with your facilities and stakeholders as they reopen so we can all work together to keep Victorians safe.

The campaign materials are available for businesses to download at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/signs-posters-and-templates

The Partners in Wellbeing 1300 375 330 helpline is now available seven days a week

The helpline operates from 9am to 10pm on weekdays, and has now been extended to operate from 9am to 5pm on weekends.

The helpline offers free and confidential access to wellbeing and mental health support for business operators, their staff and family.  More information is available on thePartners in Wellbeing Website.

Your support is critical to promoting and encouraging business owners and operators to use these free services will ensure Victoria’s small and medium sized businesses receive the wellbeing and mental health support they need to cope with the challenges of restarting and recovery.

For more information on how we are supporting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

With kind regards

Barbara Cullen

Director | Small Business Victoria | Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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