Reopening your business safely

These tips are provided to enable you to reopen your business safely and to meet public safety concerns in regard to COVID -19.  If you would like an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) to check and validate your reopened venue please contact the City on 9411 3444.

Those businesses who were unable to open and operate due to Government regulations, and are about to reopen, will need to comply with conditions outlined in the COVID Safety Guidelines and complete a COVID Safety Plan. Premises that were not forced to close and have not changed their business format may choose to voluntarily complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan and display the certificate.

Protecting your staff/volunteers

Make them aware of their responsibilities in regard to:

  1. Social distancing especially in shared areas such as lunchrooms
  2. Personal cleaning of their work areas including desks, computers, phones etc
  3. Personal Hygiene
  • It is important your staff do not work if they are sick. 
  • Check that your staff are well whenever they come to work. (Refer to Covid-19-identifying-the-symptoms)
  • Staff should ensure they are frequently washing their hands or using a hand sanitiser. Refer to Hand washing poster for recommended method.

Getting your venue ready

Ensure social distancing measures can be managed within your venue:
  • Set maximum numbers at one person/4m².  No more than 20 persons permitted. Contact your EHO if you need clarification.
  • ​Display distancing posters and/or use floor markers where people may need to queue COVID Social Distancing Poster

Ensure protection of your staff by:

  • Encouraging minimal contact (limit handling of money)
  • Install sneeze guards if necessary in reception areas.
  • Provide and promote hand sanitiser for patrons to use on entering your facility.
  • Display symptom reminder for patrons.  COVID Symptoms Poster can be printed and placed near business entry
  • Identify areas that are high traffic and accessed by the public and establish procedures to adequately clean these surfaces, as they may present a potential risk to COVID-19 transmission. The cleaning frequency should be increased to at least twice per day when the venue is being used.
  • Refer to COVID19-Environmental-Cleaning-for-workplaces for more detailed information

 Social Distancing Packs

You can download and print some COVID-19 Social Distancing resources below, or complete the form below to order a free social distancing pack for your business, including social distancing floor stickers, and symptioms and social distancing posters:

Social Distancing Pack order form
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