Creating a COVIDSafe workplace

All Victorian businesses are required to have a COVIDSafe Plan.

Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions have been issued for some industries. The directions are designed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victorian workplaces and manage the risks associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following agriculture-related businesses have additional obligations:

  • poultry, seafood, abattoirs and meat processing facilities
  • farm businesses, hosts and labour hire providers involved in the seasonal horticulture workforce

Seasonal horticulture obligations

Employers (farm businesses/hosts) that undertake horticultural seasonal work and labour hire providers that offer transport and/or accommodation for seasonal workers have additional obligations.

The additional obligations include:

  • developing and adhering to a COVIDSafe Plan that addresses the requirements of the Additional Industry Obligations
  • record keeping
  • separating workers through workforce bubbles
  • providing training relating to good hygiene practices, not attending work when unwell and compliance with workforce bubble arrangements
  • daily cleaning.
Page last updated: 11 Dec 2020