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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace

Australia is being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we have already seen this impact on business, the community and individuals across all states and territories. We understand that many employers have questions about COVID-19. To provide you with relevant and up to date information, we have collated a range of reputable resources to help you better understand COVID-19, maintain a safe and healthy workplace, and support your staff throughout this uncertain and anxious time.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia.

For the latest information and advice about COVID-19, visit the Department of Health website or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line (24/7) on 1800 020 080.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace

All employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. For information on what measures you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, keep your staff safe and meet your safety and industrial legislative obligations, view the links below:

Support services

We recognise that people may be experiencing anxiety, distress and concern in relation to COVID-19. Below are some resources which you may find useful to distribute in your workplace to help look after the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your workforce. If you have an existing Employee Assistance Program, you can remind staff about how to access this service, including the ability to access this service over the phone during periods of self-isolation or quarantine:

ReturnToWorkSA and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ReturnToWorkSA and its claims agents will continue to provide support to workers and employers in accordance with our service standards where possible and are taking precautionary measures to minimise risk of exposure to staff and the community.

All claims should continue to be submitted through your normal claims process.