1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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  3. Workplace COVID-19 prevention plans

Coronavirus (COVID-19): workplace COVID-19 prevention plans

How to develop a prevention plan to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.

Developing a prevention plan

Resources to help you with your workplace prevention planning. Effective 5 June 2020, many businesses and organizations closed under the Public Health Act Order can reopen if they’re ready and choose to do so. They must develop and comply with a Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan.

Workplace COVID-19 prevention plans must address public health protocols, including:

  • social distancing and keeping a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) in the workplace (staff and clients)
  • number of clients
  • how to work and interact with customers
  • cleaning
  • equipment
  • preparing employees to return to work
  • preparing for customers or clients
  • monitoring and communicating of plan

Businesses and organizations that are a member of an association or college can adopt a sector-specific plan as their Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Businesses and organizations that were not required to close should also develop a plan to address public health protocols.

Sector-specific plans

Find sector-specific plans to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 in the workplace.

Planning resources

Resources to help you with your workplace prevention planning.

General guidance

Many resources are available to support all workplaces in preventing the spread of COVID-19, including:

Sample prevention plans

Several businesses and organizations are sharing their workplace prevention plans, including: