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COVID-19: Health management plans

By May 6, 2020No Comments2 min read

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).