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Business leaders have cautioned against any move by state and territory governments to mandate a return to working from home, despite a rising COVID-19 caseload.
Employee absenteeism in Australia is already about 50 per cent higher than average, due to factors such as influenza and COVID-19.
As Australia gets closer to our vaccination targets and prepares to bid farewell to recurring lockdowns, you need to consider what steps you will take in order to best manage and market your business in a post-lockdown context. The consumer market has changed and adapting your online marketing will ensure a successful return to operating your business.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a new standard for hygiene in the workplace as well as mandatory health and safety requirements for businesses.
What you can and can’t ask your employees with regards to COVID-19 vaccination. As an employer, talking to employees and encouraging them to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is very important for your workplace. Not only does vaccination help make workplaces safer, but...
Health authorities are warning Australians to approach the easing of COVID-19 restrictions with care by avoiding complacency.
The effects of lockdowns and restrictions are having a widespread impact on many businesses. Having a plan to help protect your staff from a potential outbreak in your workplace should be a priority. . READ MORE
As COVID-19 vaccines become increasingly available to the working population, employers are looking for guidance on the controversial question: can employers direct their employees to get vaccinated?
Three recent decisions from the Fair Work Commission have ruled that employers can direct employees to be vaccinated, provided it is safe for the employee to do so.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace – Edition 1 sets out how employers can play their part in the vaccine roll out and how to navigate issues related to vaccinations that may arise in the workplace.
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COVIDSAFE PLAN Member Businesses enjoy the support of the Australasian Furnishing Association, and never has there been a more important time for accessing this support. Covid19 has been a significant disruptor to industry and navigating the...
For Victorian AFA Member Businesses – On Monday 28th September 2020 this sector is eligible to Reopen for Business under the Restricted Business conditions applied by the Victoria Government.
View Guidelines for Opening under Victorian Government Step 2 Restrictions here
The AFA recently joined a number of meetings with Victorian State Government officials and other manufacturing sector representatives to discuss the manufacturing sector recommendations for industry restarts post Stage 4 Covid lockdown in Victoria. Based on the...
UPDATE: AFA Summary of the ‘Permitted Work Premises’ for the purposes of the Restricted Activity Directions.
The AFA has provided an UPDATED Summary for AFA Members who may qualify as Permitted Work Premises.
The AFA has secured the services of Trilogy Facilities Maintenance to be on ‘stand-by’ for our Members, for Deep Cleaning or advice.
The AFA provides a series of business templates for use during the COVID-19 pandemic for the convenience of AFA Members who may qualify as Permitted Work Premises.
This Template – Notice to Visitors/Contractors – outlines conditions under which Visitors or Contractors may enter your premises.
The AFA has identified a series of COVID-19 Workplace Signage for the convenience of AFA Members who may qualify as Permitted Work Premises.
The AFA has provided a Summary for AFA Members who may qualify as Permitted Work Premises.
This information does not replace the information published by the State Government of Victoria, but highlights areas where AFA Members may operate within the Restricted Activity Directions – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/business-industry-stage-4-restrictions-covid-19
COVID UPDATEAFA - Stage 4 Safety Plans and Workers Permit VICTORIAVictoria is now into Stage 4 Restrictions as of 12 midnight 5 August 2020. There will be an allowance of one trip without a permit over the next 48 hours. As per previous advice the Stage 4...
COVID-19 Manufacturer Response The Association is supporting the register that has been devised to capture expressions of interest from Australian based manufacturers and individuals looking to assist with supply of goods, services or knowledge in tackling the current...