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Changes to COVID-19 notification requirements in Victoria

Jan 21st 2022

Changes to COVID-19 notification requirements in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced that from 14 January 2022, employers are no longer required to notify WorkSafe if a COVID-19 positive worker attends their workplace.

The regulations require employers to notify WorkSafe if a worker has contracted COVID-19 at work commenced in 2020.

The State Government said notification requirements are no longer considered a necessary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces due to changes in disease management. However, the State Government says employers are still required to report notifiable incidents to WorkSafe.

Victorian employers are also required to notify the Department of Health when five positive cases have attended the work premises within seven days.

Action will be taken against workplaces that fail to comply with their obligations under the OHS ACT.

Source WorkSafe WA website.

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