If a COVID-19 diagnosis happens at work, it's important to make sure that people are safe. Worksafe provides the most up-to-date information on what to do if a worker receives a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
1. When to notify WorkSafe
Employers and self-employed persons, with management or control of a workplace must notify WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware that:
- an employee, independent contractor, employee of the independent contractor or self-employed person has received a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) and;
- the employee, independent contractor, employee of the independent contractor or self-employed person has attended the workplace within the relevant infection period.
2. Notify WorkSafe immediately
Option A: Complete the COVID-19 reporting form
Option B: Call WorkSafe on 13 23 60
WorkSafe will then record details of your incident and send you an email with a unique link for you to complete the last stage of notifying us of the full details in writing. It is mandatory that you complete the full details in writing within 48 hours.
If you are unsure of your obligations, contact WorkSafe on 13 23 60.
3. Report the incident within 48 hours
Once you have completed and submitted the online incident notification form, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your records.
4. Having trouble completing the online form?
If you are having trouble completing the online incident notification form, download a print copy of the incident notification form here, and email the completed form to: email@example.com.
5. Save a copy of the incident notification form
You are required to keep a record of the form for at least five years.
For the most up-to-date information on reporting a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, visit https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/report-confirmed-positive-case-covid-19