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