COVID-19 RESOURCES

Western Australia’s COVID-19 risk mitigation measures:

Health

LATEST HEALTH INFORMATION
Australian Government Health Department information on monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. Also the latest official medical advice and case numbers. 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

IDENTIFYING THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
A useful poster to put up in the lunchroom to help staff identify Coronavirus symptoms verses the common cold and seasonal flu. Visit website

Workplace Information

STAYING IN AUSTRALIA VISA RULES

Important guidelines for visa holders on staying in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.Visit website

FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN
Fair Work Ombudsman on guidance regarding sending workers home, leave entitlements and reduction of hours. This is for employers that pay under the Federal system. Visit website

DEPARTMENT OF MINES, INDUSTRY REGULATIONS AND SAFETY
Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety covers the employers that are under the WA IR system. Updates are being placed on their website regarding work rights and entitlements, employer obligations and redundancies. Visit website

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety also has information for employers regarding Occupational Health and Safety Violation Penalties here

NATIONAL HARVEST TRAIL SERVICE
National Harvest Trail Service is also available to connect workers and employers. Workers can register their location and then the service will liaise to connect the workers to employers. Visit website

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
Department of Home Affairs provides updates for visa holders regarding conditions on their visa, rules regarding where they can work and who is allowed to enter Australia. This website also has advice on what visa holders should do if their visa is due to expire shortly. Employers utilising workers on visas should ascertain their expiry date and provide this link to the visa holder to ensure they stay lawful. Visit website

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Small Business Development Corporation is available to assist. This service is provided by the WA government to help businesses with timely advice. Visit website

SERVICES AUSTRALIA
Services Australia may be able to assist people who are left unemployed due to Covid-19. Visit website