News & Views

29th July 2020

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria (Revision 6) as at 28 July 2020

Revision 6 of the COVID-19 Guidelines have been released. 

These Guidelines have been revised to incorporate the new regulations approved under the OHS Act on 28 July 2020.

The Regulations provide that employers are required to notify WorkSafe immediately on becoming aware that an employee or an independent contractor or a contractor’s employee has received a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis and has attended the workplace during the infectious period.

Self-employed persons are also required to directly inform WorkSafe immediately on receiving a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis if they have attended the workplace during the infectious period. 

The infectious period begins on the date 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms or a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis (whichever comes first), until the day on which the person receives a clearance from isolation from the DHHS. 

In some cases a worker who has been in casual contact (as distinct from ‘close contact’) with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), may be required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) in circumstances where it is considered prudent to do so having regard to the details of the contact. 

Download the updated Guidelines (V6).

Download the note explaining the changes in this Revision of the Guidelines.