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COVID-19: Health management plans

By 06/05/2020No Comments

Please find information regarding new Government directions and guidelines to assist accommodation and transport providers who are now required to have a health management plan and other measures that can be implemented to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The Non-Essential Business direction has been updated to require hostels, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, boarding houses, short term rentals and short term accommodation and caravan and camping parks to have a health management plan in place.

While not specified in the direction, it only applies to those properties with shared facilities such as shared bathrooms, kitchens and living/communal areas. The health management plans are in response to the increase in seasonal workers staying at these properties.

From 12:01 am on Tuesday 5 May 2020, facilities must have a health management plan, unless the facility operates solely for permanent residents of the facility. A facility that is required to have a health management plan must operate in compliance with the health management plan.

Updated direction here.

Guideline for the development of Health Management Plan

Health Management Plan template:
Download here

(The guidelines and template are available on the right hand side of the health direction page).