Workers at Risk

You may have some workers who are at particularly high risk of becoming seriously ill if they are infected with COVID-19. These vulnerable workers may include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions; people 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions; people 70 years and older; and people with compromised immune systems. It’s important to give specific consideration to these workers.

Where possible, support employees to work safely from home. More information on how to support staff to work from home is provided further below. Consider each employee’s role and their personal situation. For some employees, working from home may not be the safest option, for example if they are at risk of domestic violence.

In situations where work from home is not feasible, you will have put in place measures to ensure workers can safely remain at work (e.g. personal hygiene, personal distancing and cleaning/infecting practices). More information on how to support staff who are working in the normal settings is provided further below.

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