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COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework

Last Updated:19 May 2022 4:26pm

Please check this page and these links regularly for updates

The Tasmanian Government’s COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework supports workplaces as they operate during the pandemic, while ensuring the health and safety of all Tasmanians.

To comply with the Framework’s minimum standards and reduce the risk associated with COVID-19 transmission in your workplace, you should either:

  • complete a new COVID-19 Safety Plan or
  • review and update your existing COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The templates and guidelines information you will find here:

  • will help you document your control measures and show how you are keeping your workers, contractors and customers safe
  • are suitable for small and medium sized business. Large business may need to create a bespoke plan for their operations based on our templates and guidelines.

Keep your completed COVID-19 Safety Plan at your workplace: you do not need to submit this to WorkSafe.

I need to create a new COVID-19 Safety Plan

To create a new COVID-19 Safety Plan for your workplace:

Please save the template to your computer before you start to complete it, then you can go back to it as you need to. You can also print and complete them by hand if you prefer.

I have an existing COVID-19 Safety Plan I need to review and update

With Tasmania’s borders re-opening and COVID-19 active in the community, your existing COVID-19 Safety Plan should be updated now to help you comply with new Public Health directions and keep your workers, contractors and customers healthy and safe. To do this:

Please save the template to your computer before you start to complete it, then you can go back to it as you need to. You can also print and complete them by hand if you prefer.

Once completed, you should frequently review your plan and make sure your controls are implemented and working properly.

Guidance notes, info sheets, samples

COVID Safe Managing density, distancing and mixing of people in your premises (PDF, 212.8 KB)

COVID Safe Cleaning, hygiene and managing mixing of members at gyms (PDF, 218.1 KB)

Guidance note: Hospitality: Dealing with a positive COVID-19 case at your accommodation venue (PDF, 112.3 KB)

Guidance note: All industries: How to conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment (PDF, 192.1 KB)

Guidance note: All industries: Conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment for wearing face masks (PDF, 173.9 KB)

Template COVID-19 Risk assessment form (DOC, 53.0 KB)

Example COVID-19 Risk assessment form: Construction (PDF, 183.1 KB)

Example COVID-19 Risk assessment form: Hairdressing (PDF, 212.4 KB)

Example COVID-19 Safety Plan: Construction (PDF, 350.6 KB)

Example COVID-19 Safety Plan: Hairdressing (PDF, 357.9 KB)

You will also find facts sheets on keeping your business safe and keeping your community safe at coronavirus.tas.gov.au (external link).

Density limits

As of 12.01am Saturday May 21 2022 Events and premises will no longer be required to have density or capacity limits in place as part of COVID-19 regulations – although operators may still voluntarily use capacity limits as part of ongoing COVID-19 safety management. We are currently updating our resources to reflect these changes. Please refer to coronavirus.tas.gov.au (external link) for further information.

Close contacts

From 2 May 2022, there is no longer quarantine requirements for close contacts. Instead, there is a new set of rules that will apply to close contacts. These include staying at home if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and practicing COVID Safe behaviours. For the full rules, including testing requirements, see coronavirus.tas.gov.au (external link).

For event organisers

Information on the COVID-19 Events Framework is available on the Business Tasmania website (external link).

Further useful information is available on the following coronavirus.tas.gov.au pages:

Contact tracing

From 2 May 2022, Check In TAS is no longer required at any workplace or premises. Businesses should keep their code in case it is needed in future.

Other ways to manage contact tracing

Venues will be able to check in patrons on their behalf through the app’s ‘business’ profile (or use a paper-based system if no device/service is available).

Contact tracing template register  (PDF, 79.3 KB)

Contact tracing template for individuals (PDF, 78.0 KB)

Videos

Business Tasmania and WorkSafe Tasmania have produced video conversations and information about the various elements of what your business needs to do to prepare for 15 December and beyond. This covers COVID-19 Safety Plans, conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment, specific info for tourism and hospitality operators, and more.

Reopening guidance videos: Business Tas (external link)

WorkSafe Inspectors Matthew, Claire and Andrea discuss the importance of tackling COVID complacency with borders re-opening:

Staying COVID Safe 1 (external link)

Staying COVID Safe 2 (external link)

WorkSafe Inspectors Tony and Kylie discuss what to expect when an Inspector visits your workplace and how to make your workplace COVID Safe:

Role of WorkSafe Inspectors (external link)

Cleaning (external link)

Consultation and communication (external link)

Physical distancing (external link)

Training and information (external link)

How to comply

How to comply

Minimum standards and Public Health Directions

Managing risk

Other employer responsibilities

Other resources

Public Health Directions and current restrictions

COVID-19 Industry specific resources

Employer resources (national): includes resources from Safe Work Australia and other agencies

All WorkSafe Tasmania COVID-19 videos (Youtube, external link)

Business Tasmania (external link)

Translated COVID-19 fact sheets in 63 languages: Australian Government Department of Home Affairs (external link)

Pandemic Plan Advice (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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