AHPPC INTERIM GUIDANCE ON PERMISSIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR WORKERS IN FOOD AND GROCERY SUPPLY
This interim guidance from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) is to support decision making when a worker has been exposed to a COVID-19 outbreak and/ or community transmission. Visit website.
MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS MANDATE OBLIGATIONS
When mask-wearing restrictions are introduced, you may need to direct your employees to wear a mask or face-covering in the workplace unless an exception applies (the Restriction). As the direction relates to your health
and safety obligations, you will also need to conduct a risk assessment in consultation with your employees. Visit website
MINIMISING RISK IN THE WORKPLACE
Factsheet for employers on how to manage workplaces and employees to minimise the risk from Coronavirus including guidelines about which staff should be sent home from work, briefing staff on the situation, cleaning precautions and preventing the spread of coronavirus. Visit website
SANITATION IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, food businesses must maintain clean and sanitised facilities and food contact surfaces. This is especially important for ensuring food safety, and meeting consumer expectations at a time when there are concerns about food safety and the transmission of the virus responsible for COVID-19 in the workplace. Visit website.
7 STEPS TO SAFE SHOPPING FOR FRUIT & VEGETABLES
Actions for consumers. Visit website.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM COVID-19 TRANSMISSION
There are important steps you should take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and those who are most at risk. Visit website.
PROTECTING YOUR WORKFORCE CHECKLIST
This checklist has been developed by PMA A-NZ to assist businesses in the fresh produce industry to manage teams in the unique environments of harvesting and packing fresh produce. It covers packing sheds, workforce, accommodation, transport etc. Download checklist
SAFETY ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS
Safe Work Australia has detailed advice for employers regarding Covid-19. Employer responsibility is to minimise the risk of the virus in the workplace. If a new person arrives at your workplace, within the next 14-days, you may request to see information that proves the person has concluded their self-isolation. This could be through their plane ticket, stamp in passport or hotel bill indicating that they have been in Australia longer than the self-isolation period. Visit website
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Australian Government Health Department information and resources in various languages for workplaces. Visit website
KEY ISSUES FOR AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACES
The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving day by day and WA needs to be prepared for a range of outcomes. While each business faces its own challenges, some key considerations can help build your business’s resilience and protect your community. Download PDF