Diocesan Workplace

Each diocese will have or be developing measures to address the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. It is recommended that policies are developed addressing:

  • Distancing efforts in offices e.g. reviewing need for face to face meetings, working from home, rotating staff
  • Hygiene in offices, bathrooms, kitchens, lunchrooms, high contact surfaces
  • Working from home arrangements
  • What to do if a staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Sick leave, annual leave, leave without pay, flexible work policies
  • Staff access to counselling
  • Policies on staff travel. Note that the government has imposed a ban on all international travel effective 25 March 2020)

Information on State government economic support for business and not for profit operations can be found here:

NSW
https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employees

https://www.ncoss.org.au/capacity-building/sector-support/templates-and-resources/covid-19-community-sector-resource

Northern Territory
https://nt.gov.au/industry/support-for-business/programs-and-initiatives

Queensland
https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/covid-19-recovery

South Australia
https://business.sa.gov.au/COVID-19-business-information-and-support

Tasmania
https://www.business.tas.gov.au/coronavirus_information

Victoria
https://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/illness-and-business-management-plan/coronavirus-business-support

Western Australia
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-business-and-industry-advice

Other
Information on workplace entitlements and obligations from Fair Work Australia:
https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/