Published on Jul 7, 2020

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In partnership with the Hunter New England Local Health District, Cessnock City Council is asking local businesses to take action now by developing and implementing your COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Information on COVID-19 can be found on the NSW Government’s website.

Most businesses will need to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan under the Public Health Orders, whilst others not yet listed can voluntarily complete a generic COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Go to the page ‘Covid Safe businesses’ and scroll down/select your business type under the heading ‘COVID-19 Safety Plans by industry’.  There are different plans for different industries, and they all provide advice on:

  • hygiene and safety
  • physical distancing
  • recording contact details of staff and customers
  • staff wellbeing

Each business type has a checklist of matters to be addressed to assist in completing the COVID-19 Safety Plan template in line with the dot points above.

You can register online after you have completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan.  When you’ve registered, you’ll get:

  • digital COVID Safe badge for use on Google and social channels
  • posters on safety and hygiene
  • reports on how your customers rate your business safety
  • Registering your premises is optional

Additional posters and signage to assist businesses with hygiene, safety and physical distancing requirements can be found online.  NSW Health has a range of materials that may be of assistance.

Need help? Service NSW Business Concierge Service can help you to with your regulatory requirements and are available between 7:00am & 7:00pm by calling 137 788.