Minimum Standards for Managing the Risks of COVID-19 - Tasmania


All businesses must implement measures to achieve the minimum standards to manage the risk of COVID-19 spreading. To comply with the new minimum standards, you should complete a safety plan and / or checklist. The Safe Workplace Guidelines will help you complete your safety plan / checklist.

The Minimum Standards require all workplaces to:

  • manage the risks of a person contracting or spreading COVID-19 in the workplace
  • implement and maintain a cleaning schedule across the workplace
  • have good hygiene procedures and practices (such as washing and / or sanitising of hands)
  • ensure workers who have been instructed to quarantine or self-isolate don't come to the workplace
  • make sure physical distancing requirements are met by workers, contractors and others entering, leaving or moving around the workplace
  • provide information, training and supervision on how the risks of COVID-19 are to be managed and ensure all processes and procedures are applied by the workers
  • provide information and instruction to other people who attend the workplace about how they are to comply with your processes and procedures, and make sure they apply them
  • regularly review all information, recommendations, directions and guidance materials relevant to the workplace to ensure the control measures implemented are appropriate
  • ensure that entry into the workplace is managed and controlled in a reasonable manner if someone is suspected of showing symptoms of COVID-19, or of being exposed to COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days, or being diagnosed with COVID-19
  • keep any workplace records that would assist with notifying people who enter / leave the workplace of any potential exposure to COVID-19 for at least 21 days.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Tasmania

Additional information

The Minimum Standards are in place while the Public Health Emergency remains in place, unless revoked earlier. Currently, the Public Health Emergency is in place until 30 August 2020.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

Contact details

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WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206
Website: WorkSafe Tasmania (Opens in new window)