As businesses in the Greater Hamilton region adapt to “Business as Unusual”, there are a number of National and State resources that can help you to form a COVIDsafe plan for your business.  

Here is a guide to the most useful checklists and trusted sources of guidance, whether you’re re-opening after a period of closure or you’re adapting to the changed environment. 

1) Create a COVIDsafe Plan. 

All Australian Governments have agreed to a set of National COVID-19 Safe Work Principles to help guide you and ensure that workplaces are healthy and safe. 

A  COVIDSafe Plan for your workplace is an essential element to a COVIDSafe Australia, and is required through each stage of restriction easing.  

2) Use the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Checklist 

Become a member for free for the next 12 months and download the handy checklist to assist businesses to keep their employees and customers safe as they restart business.  

3) Check the SafeWork Australia Resources 

Use the handy tool on SafeWork Australia’s website for information on COVID-19 and work health and safety. It allows you to download checklists for your industry and includes resource kits to assist you reopen your business, including downloadable signage and posters. 

4) Business Victoria 

Business Victoria has collated a page full of business support, advice and information to help you deal with coronavirus. They overview the support available to businesses and provide links to more resources such as a Q&A for opening restaurants, CPA high-level tips and tax information.

Business Victoria

5) Department of Health and Human Services  

For general COVID-19 Information and advice for the business and industry (non-healthcare) sector, the Department of Health and Human Services website has some regularly updated resources and links, plus some insightful FAQ’s. 

For assistance navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, contact Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Team on

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