While the coronavirus pandemic has forced many organisations to embrace new ways of working, including doing so remotely, the recent news that our community will be less constrained in the near term is a welcome development crucial to our recovery.   

Many businesses that have had office closures, display home closures, partial shutdowns and other disruptions are planning to re-open their doors. Master Builders Victoria shares this sense of optimism, while recognising our industry faces challenges ahead.  

As the government begins to ease restrictions, there is no room for complacency. Personal hygiene, physical distancing, robust cleaning regimes and continuing to embrace new ways of working remain important. 

For those who are planning to return to your workplaces, you must undertake the necessary planning to ensure that your workplaces remain healthy, safe and virus-free. 

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has released a COVIDSafe Plan to assist businesses re-open safely. You can access the plan here. 

Members who require additional OHS support or advice are encouraged to contact our team on 03 9411 4555.