31 Jul 2020
FCIA's legal team have advised us of the following regulations which came into effect in Victoria on 28th July 2020. At the moment this regulation applies only in Victoria however FCIA strongly believes that all Australian employers should anticipate that this may have some flow-on effect to other States / Territories.
Our lawyers have confirmed the following:
FCIA will be constantly updated by our lawyers and we will endeavour to assist Members to address this issue. Bearing in mind that the FCIA are not legal professionals we will do our best to keep you posted and assist you with you specific circumstances. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Garry Thomas on 0420 921 396.
The new Victorian Regulations, made under VIC's Occupational Health and Safety Act, require 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 coronavirus (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 coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis if they have attended the workplace during the infectious period.
For Victorian Members more information can be found by visiting the Victorian WorkCover website.