Health and Safety Requirements

Health and Safety requirements for businesses planning to open.

WorkSafe has advised that under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and 3 all businesses or organisations that are permitted to resume operations need to have a plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely. This includes any Play, Active Recreation and Sport providers that may be able to operate under the strict level 2 and 3 requirements.

The purpose of this health and safety planning is to ensure effective implementation of COVID-19 controls, and that the health and safety of workers and other people isn’t put at risk from changes that are made to work arrangements because of this pandemic.

Before businesses or organisations reopen, business owners and operators need to develop a plan for each site for working safely. This plan needs to be discussed and shared with everyone at work – including workers, contractors, and suppliers – before the work starts.

Please note that if you are visited by WorkSafe you may be required to show your COVID-19 plan and evidence that you have consulted with relevant organisations and your staff on the plan.

The plan should be reviewed and updated regularly. More information, including plan templates that you can use and what the plan should cover, is available on the WorkSafe website.

Compliance Quick Reference Guide

Operational considerations for organisations in Alert Level 2