FWO outlines how to return to the workplace

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched a new interactive tool to help employers get their businesses back up and running during coronavirus. 

This new tool will give employers the information they need to reopen or scale-up their operations to be COVID Safe. The tool will allow businesses to understand the steps they need to take and the key considerations about workplace rights and obligations when returning to the workplace, scaling up their operations and adapting their business as coronavirus restrictions change.

The tool is designed to be intuitive and easy for employers to use. Employers will:

  • select the stage that their workplace is at (e.g., reopening, scaling up or adapting)
  • select the topic they want to know more about (e.g., lifting a stand down, using flexible working arrangements, reopening safely, checking paperwork, or staying up to date).

The tool then provides tailored information based on the employer’s selections and links to detailed information available on the FWO’s coronavirus website. There is also relevant referral information to other government websites on topics outside FWO’s jurisdiction, such as health and safety in the workplace and developing and implementing a COVID Safe business plan.

Use the Returning to the workplace – interactive employer tool to help find detailed information to suit your business needs as you start the transition back to work.

For more information: FWO – Returning to the workplace interactive tool.