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How to re-open business operations with My Business’s COVIDSafe Plan

The Federal Government has released a guide to re-opening business operations, My Business’s COVIDSafe Plan (Plan).

By Michael Selinger

The Federal Government has released a guide to re-opening business operations, My Business’s COVIDSafe Plan (Plan).

The Plan is a detailed online toolkit designed to help businesses prepare for the different stages of the pandemic, and it aligns with the National COVID‑19 Safe Work Principles.

While there is a significant focus on ensuring your workplace is safe, the Plan also includes strategies for adapting your business to the new environment, including providing an outline of resources available to support the transition.

Safe Work Australia’s checklists (mentioned in last week’s bulletin), which are critical to implementing a safe return to work, are referenced in the Plan as the first steps to take when implementing best practice hygiene, cleaning and physical distancing.

Importantly, you then need to work through outstanding items by completing each section and identifying safety steps, such as:

The Plan recognises that the implemented physical changes and systems at your workplace may have an impact on how you actually can run your business. The Plan prompts you to consider issues such as:

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