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New COVID-19 Notification Requirements for Workplaces in Victoria

29 July 2020

From 29 July 2020, employers and self employed persons with management or control of a workplace must notify WorkSafe Victoria as soon as they become aware that an employee, contractor, sub-contractor or self-employed person has received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 and that individual has attended their workplace within the 'relevant infection period'.


How to notify WorkSafe Victoria of a COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace

Once becoming aware of a positive diagnosis:

  • Notify WorkSafe Victoria immediately on 13 23 60
  • WorkSafe will lodge the incident details and you will be emailed  a link to an online incident notification form
  • You will be advised by WorkSafe if an inspector will make a site visit and whether the incident scene can be disturbed before their attendance
  • You will need to complete the online incident notification form within 48 hours
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your records
  • This record must be retained for at least five years


For more information and the full process, visit the WorkSafe Victoria website.


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